EAC Certification of children´s clothing, toys and accessories

Products for newborns, children and teenagers, such as cloth, shoes, furniture, toys, books, dishes, hygiene products ecc. must confirm their good quality and harmlessness for health. For those purposes the Economic Commission has elaborated specific technical regulations, that define the requirements of products for children. The proof of conformity of the product with the standards and technical requirements of the Eurasian Economic Union have to be issued before the products can be imported in the territory of the EAEU.
The safety and the life of children shall be especially protected, which is why commodities for children have to undergo very strict controls by the bodies of the Eurasian Economic Union. In all relevant regulations exist specified standards, which determine values, that have to be respected during the manufacturing process or the products. Of particular importance is the chemical, biological, mechanical and thermal safety.

The technical regulations contain requirements for manufacturing, use, storage, transportation, disposal and labeling of the above mentioned products.

Guidelines for products for children are defined by these specific regulations:

It has to be taken into account, that there are other technical regulations, which also contain specific requirements for products for children:

Conformity assessment procedure

According to the technical regulations, there are 3 types of conformity assessment:

TR CU 007/2011 On safety of products for children and teenagers

The technical regulation is valid for:

  • Care products for children (Pacifiers, dishes, cutlery, hygiene products)
  • Children's clothing
  • Children's shoes
  • Buggies and bikes
  • Children's books and magazines
  • Stationeries

Chemical, biological, mechanical and thermal properties shall be examined.

TR CU 008/2011 On safety of toys

Toys must be designed and manufactured in such a way that risks for children and their guardians can be avoided when using them. This counts especially for:

  • Risks that depend on the design
  • Risks that depend on the production material
  • Risks that depend on the use

According to the technical regulation only the EAC certification is necessary for toys. Instead the conformity assessment in form of an EAC declaration for toys is not included. In attachment 1 of the technical regulation all toys are listed, which do not need an EAC conformity assessment according to TR CU 008/2011. It has to be taken into account, that for these products other regulations may be valid.

TR EAEU 042/2017 On safety of children's playgrounds

The technical regulation of the Eurasian Economic Union TR EAEU 042/2017 On safety of children's playground contains mandatory safety requirements for playground equipment, floor covering for playgrounds and their project planning, assembly, use, transport and recycling.

TR CU 025/2012 On safety of furniture

The conformity of children's furniture but also furniture for schools and kindergartens have to be confirmed with an EA certificate.

TR CU 009/2011 On safety of perfumes and cosmetic products

Children´s cosmetic underlies the state registration.

TR CU 021/2011 On food safety

Foodstuff for Infant food, including water, underlie the state registration.

TR CU 027/2012 On safety of particular types of special foodstuff including dietetic clinical and dietetic protective nutrition

Dietetic baby and children's food shall be officially registered.

TR CU 029/2013 On safety of food additives, flavor enhancer and processing accessories

According to the technical regulation only a state registration is necessary in order to proof conformity. Specific prescriptions regarding infant food are given by the regulation.

TR CU 033/2013 On safety of milk and dairy products

The regulation contains prescriptions on infant food on milk basis for infants (0 to 3 years), children of preschool age (3 to 6 years), children of school age (6 years and older) or made from adapted / partially adapted first or (also dry) follow-on milk or dry sour milk mixtures; milk drinks (also dry) for infants; ready-to-drink milk porridge and dry milk porridge for infants, which can be prepared by adding drinking water.
Infant food underlies the state registration according to requirements of TR CU 021/2011 On food safety.

You can find the spreadsheet with children´s products which has to be assessed of conformity on the homepage of the Eurasian Economic Union.

EAC certificate

There are 3 schemes of EAC certification: 1c and 2c for serial production, 3c and 4c for single-unit production. Scheme 1c includes a manufacturing audit and surveillance of conformity assessment. Scheme 2c includes the examination of quality management systems and a surveillance of conformity assessment.

The product samples shall be tested in accredited laboratories.

EAC certification procedure:

  1. Sampling
  2. Identification of the product
  3. Laboratory tests, test reports
  4. Audit (scheme 1c)
  5. Issuing of an EAC certificate

Products which are subject to certification

Designation Example Customs tariff number
Hygiene products for children manufactured from rubber, plastic, metal Potties for children, bathtub ecc. 4014 90 000 9
3922 10 000 0
3922 20 000 0
3922 90 000 0
3924 90 000 1
7324
7326
7615 20 000 0
7616
Children's clothing made of textile materials or leather Lined or unlined clothings (coats, short coats, rain coats ecc.) padded suits, blankets for newborn children ecc. for children under 1 year 4203
4304 00 000 0
6201
6202
6203
6204
6209
6210
6211
Aprons, dresses, summer dresses, shirts, blouses, shorts, unlined dresses (suits, jackets, Cardigans, vests, trousers, skirts) ecc. 4203
4304 00 000 0
6201
6202
6203
6204
6209
6210
6211
Bathing suits, underwear (Underwear, pyjamas) ecc. for children from the age of 3 6207
6208
6210
6211
6212
Summer hats, for children from the age of 3 6504 00 000 0, 6505 00
Head covering for children under 1 the age of 1 6504 00 000 0, 6505 00, 6506
Bed clothing 6302
Fur clothing Coats, short coats, jackets, vests, sleeping bags, blankets for newborn children, collars, cuffs, socks, stockings, heads and more, for children under the age of 1 4203, 4303, 6506 99 90
Knitwear Coats, jackets ecc. for children under the age of 1 6101, 6102, 6111
Sweaters, cardigans, skirts, trousers, suits, leggings, overalls, shorts, dresses, sets, blouses, shirts, vests and other products 6103
6104
6105
6106
6110
6111
6112
6114
Pyjamas, pants, sweatshirts, bathing suits, t-shirts ecc. for children from the age of 3 6107,
6108,
6109,
6112,
6114
Head covering (for summer) and similar products for children from the age of 3 and teenagers 6504 00 000 0, 6505 00
Head covering and similar products for children under the age of 1 6504 00 000 0, 6505 00
Shoes Boots, ankle boots, low shoes, shoes and other kind of shoes made of chrome leather, synthetic or artificial textile materials, rubber, rubber-textile or combinations 6401,
6402,
6403,
6404,
6405
Buggy and children´s bike bikes with a saddle height of 435 mm to 635 mm for preschool children, bikes with adjustable saddles with a height of up to 635 mm or more for pupils and teenagers 8715 00, 8712 00
Children's furniture Chair, table, armchair, bed ecc.
Children's toys for children under the age of 14
Equipment for children's playground slide, swing, seesaw, carrousel, climbing equipment, play towers, plastic and rubber coatings for sports grounds and children's playgrounds

State registration

The certification bodies accredited by Rosstandard or Rospotrebnadzor are responsible for issuing the certification on state registration. The registration procedure includes an analysis of the manufacturer´ documentations as well as laboratory testings and in some cases even the inspection of the manufacturing process. All certifications on state registration have to be listed in a specific register and have to be kept there.

The products, which underlie the state registration, also have to proof conformity by means of EAC declaration. For an EAC declaration the applicant has to submit the certification on state registration and the test report.

Designation Example Additional proofs Customs tariff number
Pacifier Pacifier made of latex, rubber or silicone Subsequent EAC declaration 3926 90 970 7, 4014 90 000 1
Hygiene products for single use Diapers, bed protection insert, cotton budstd> Subsequent EAC declaration 3005 90 100 0
4803 00
4818
4823
5601
9619 00
Dishes Cups, saucer, drinking cups, plate, bowls, spoons, forks, bottles ecc. made of plastic, glass, metal, ceramic for children under the age of 3 Susequent EAC declaration 3924
4823
6912 00
7010
7013
7323
7418
7615
8215
Clothes and products made of textile materials and leather Bathing suits, underwear, rompers, vests, pullovers, hats ecc. for children under the age of 3 Subsequent EAC declaration 6207
из 6208
из 6209
из 6210
из 6211
из 6505 00 900 0
из 9619 00
Head covering for summer for children under the age of 3 Subsequent EAC declaration 6504 00 000 0, 6505 00
Knitwear Pyjamas, pants, sweatshirts, bathing suits, hats, rompers, vests, blouses, t-shirts, bibs ecc. for children under the age of 3 Subsequent EAC declaration 6107
из 6108
из 6109
из 6111
из 6112
из 6114
из 6505 00 900 0
из 9619 00
Socks, stockings for children under the age of 3 Subsequent EAC declaration 6111, 6115
Children's cosmetics
Dietetic baby and children's food
Food on milk basis
Foodstuff for infant food, including water
Toothbrushes, electric toothbrushes Subsequent EAC declaration 3926 90 970 7
3924 90 000 9
4014 90 000
8509 80 000 0
9603 21 000 0

EAC declaration

There are 5 schemes for the EAC declaration:

Scheme 1d and 2d are issued on the basis of the own examination, for example for: stationery and some small leather good.
Scheme 3d, 4d or 6d - the EAC declaration is issued according to the examination of sample products. The tests have to be conducted within the accredited laboratory.
Following products are subject of this examination:

  • Clothings (third layer) made of textile materials, knitwear or leather for children from the age of 1 and teenagers;
  • clothes and head coverings made of fur for children from the age of 1 and teenagers;
  • head coverings, which are knitted or woven from leather for children from the age of 1 and teenagers;
  • felt shoes;
  • books.

On request of the applicant the EAC declaration can be replaced by the EAC certification.

Declarable products

Designation Example Customs tariff number
Clothes made of textile materials or leather Coats, short coats, rain coats, jackets, overalls and other lined accessories 4203,
4304 00 000 0,
6201,
6202,
6203,
6204,
6209,
6210,
6211
Head covering (second layer) 504 00 000 0, 6505 00, 6506
Blanket, pillow, bed clothing 6303, 6304, 9404
Fur clothing Coats, short coats, jackets, vests, sleeping bags, collar, cuffs, gloves, socks, stockings, hats 4203, 4303, 6504 00 000 0, 6506 99 90
Bathing suits, underwear (underwear, pyjamas) ecc. for children from the age of 3 6207
6208
6210
6211
6212
Knitwearn Coats, jackets, head covering (second layer) 6101, 6102, 6111
6504 00 000 0, из 6505 00
Shoes Felt shoes 6404 6405
Bags Briefcase, school bag, backpack, bags, gloves, mittens, belt and small leather goods 4202,
4203,
6216 00 000 0,
6217,
9113 90 000 0
Books Children's books 4901, 4902, 4903 00 000 0
Stationeries Stationeries: pencils, markers, rulers, pencils, erasers, notebooks, diaries, brushes and other similar products 3926 10 000 0,
4016 92 000 0,
4421 90,
4817 30 000 0,
4820,
4823 90 400 0,
8214 10 000 0,
9017 20, из 9017 80 100 0,
9603 30,
9608,
9609

Characteristics of the conformity mark

Besides the EAC symbol the marking has to contain the following indications:

  1. State of origin
  2. Name and address of the manufacturer or of the authorized representative/Ii>
  3. Designation and intended use of the products
  4. Production date
  5. Product shelf life

The respective indications shall be printed in russian language or rather in the official language of the member state of the EAEU, in which the product shall be imported. The label of the country of origin, the firm name and the legal address may be written in latin letters.

Clothing made of textile materials, leather, fur or knitwear shall contain additional information:

  • the type and mass portion (percentage) of natural and synthetic fibers in the coating material and in the the lining (the deviation of the actual relevance of the percentage from the raw material shall not exceed 5%),
  • the type of fur and the way it is processed (dyed or undyed); the size according to the standard size or according to the requirements of the respective type of good;
  • the symbol regarding the commodity care and (or) the instructions regarding the peculiarities of the commodity care during the use (if necessary).

Indications such as “environmentally friendly”, “orthopedic” ecc. shall not be used without the respective proof.

The marking of dishes shall contain indications regarding the material, of which the product is manufactured as well as usage hints.

The labeling of backpacks and briefcases shall contain information about the age of the user.

Clothes for newborn children and children under the age of 1 shall contain the indication “pre washing is required”.

Buggies shall include instruction manuals with indications on the age of the children, for whom the buggy is suitable, on the assembly, the installation and the guarantee.

Bikes shall contain instruction manuals, which include the user weight and age, assembly recommendations and guarantee details.

Label of the country of origin, firm name and the legal address may be written in latin letters.

Claims such as “environmentally friendly” and “orthopedic” are not permitted, if there is no respective proof.

Footwear shall contain following details: Size, pattern, coating material, lining, shoe sole and shoe care.

EAC Conformity Mark

Conformity Mark of the EAEU

Products, which have to be certified according to the technical regulations of the EAEU and for which a certification of the EAEU has been issued, shall be labeled with the EAC Conformity Mark of the EAEU n order to proof the conformity with the legal requirements.
The labeling of products, which underlie the mandatory certification according to the technical regulation of the EAEU, is a mandatory prerequisite for market approval. It is punishable by law if products are placed on the market without appropriate labeling.
Furthermore the conformity mark increases both the confidence of potential customers in the product and the demand for the product.

Authorized representative

Authorized representativeThe manufacturer, which is not established in one of the Member States of the Eurasian Economic Union, is not entitled to apply for any assessment of conformity of fire protection equipment with the specified technical regulations.

In order to get the conformity certificate, the foreign manufacturer must appoint an authorized representativein one of the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union. He represents the interests in the certifying bodies of the Eurasian Economic Union regarding the safety and quality of products and compliance with technical regulations.

In accordance with applicable law and in accordance with the technical regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union, only an entrepreneur residing in the territory of the Customs Union may be designated as an authorized representative.

Time duration and cost of the EAC conformity assessment of children´s clothing, toys and accessories

The application for an EAC conformity certificate is a complex and cost intensive procedure. Time duration and costs depend on many factors, such as the type of device and the complexity of the laboratory tests. The exact conditions of the certification are always determined individually on the basis of the required documentations.

Please note that the application for EAC conformity certification can take several weeks.

You can find detailed informations about costs of EAC conformity assessment procedures here.

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The EAC certificate of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is an official document, that proofs the conformity of the products with the harmonized technical regulations of the member states of the EAEU. The products, whose conformity with the technical regulations could be confirmed by the certificate of the EAEU, may be moved and sold in the whole customs area of the member states of the EAEU.

The EAC Declaration of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is an official document that proofs, that the products meet the minimum requirements of the technical regulations of the EAEU. An EAC declaration is issued by the manufacturer, importer or an authorized representative and listed in the official register. Those products, whose conformity with the technical regulations are confirmed by the declaration, have the permission to be freely moved and sold in the whole customs territory of the member states of the EAEU.

The EAC certificate can only be issued after a quality assessment, which has to be carried out by a certification body accredited in one of the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union. The certification is conducted on the basis of technical documentations, company-internal created test reports, or rather test reports provided by accredited test laboratories, as well as on basis of a manufacturing audit on site. The certificate is printed on an official pre-printed form, which has several forgery-proof elements and is authenticated by the signature and seal of an accredited body. The EAC certificate is usually issued for “complex” products that require an extensive control by the authorities.

With the EAC Declaration the manufacturer, importer or authorized representative declares the conformity of his products with the minimum requirements of the technical regulation of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). As distinguished from the EAC certificate, the EAC declaration is issued by the manufacturer or importer himself. All necessary tests and analysis are or made by the manufacturer or in some cases by the laboratory. The applicant issues the EAC declaration himself on a usual piece of paper. The EAC declaration has to be listed in the uniform register of the EAEU by an accredited certification body of one of the member states of the EAEU.

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