EAC Declaration of Conformity to Technical Regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union is evidence that the products meet the minimum requirements of the Technical Regulation of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), former Eurasian Custom Union (EACU). This ensures that products are safe both for consumers and the environment.
The EAC declaration must be registered in the EAEU's uniform register by a notified body accredited in the member state of the EAEU. An EAC declaration registered in the member state of the EAEU applies to the entire union.
The existence of an EAC declaration registered in the unified register of the EAEU is a prerequisite for placing products on the market in Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Armenia.
The legal basis for the EAC declaration involves the board decision of the EAEU commission No. 319 from 18.06.2010, the agreement on common principles and rules of Technical Regulation in the Republic of Belarus, Republic of Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation 18.11.2010, the decision of the board of the Customs Union Commission No. 620 from 07.04.2011.
As a consequence of the coordination of national safety standards, the previous national Technical Regulations such as Russian GOST and TR certification were gradually phased out and substituted by the new Technical Regulations of the EAEU (TR CU or TR EAEU) in every industrial sector. The new EAC certification and EAC declaration were introduced in the EAEU as a simpler and more cost-effective form of proof of conformity.
The EAC certification and EAC declaration are required for all products, which are listed in the common list of products to be certified within the EAEU under the board decision of the EAEU No. 620 from 07.04.2011 .
The complete list of products, which require EAC declaration is available here.
The process of EAC conformity assessment
An EAC declaration is made by the producer, importer or power of attorney and entered into the uniform register on request of the applicant to the accredited russian certifying body.
Depending on the purpose of the EAC declaration, different schemes can be applied: for serial production or for single-supply.
According to the certification process, the EAC declarations are valid for up to 5 years.
An EAC declaration may only be applied for by a company established in the territory of the EAEU. Therefore an authorized representative within the EAEU is required. If you need an authorized representative, we will be pleased to offer you a suitable company that takes over this function.
As a proof of conformity with the requirements of the EAEU when registering a EAC declaration, audit reports as well as test reports from a notified body may be required.
The EAC declaration process is usually comprised of the following steps:
- Step: Define under which technical rules the product falls.
- Step: Select the scheme the conformity assessment process is to follow.
- Step: Perform tests and record results properly.
- Step: If the results are positive, prepare the necessary documents. These are listed in the corresponding Technical Regulations.
- Step: The declaration is issued.
- Step: Send the declaration and documents to an accredited certifying body in the EAEU.
- Step: The declaration is entered into the uniform register of the EAEU.
- product description
- detailed product information
- customs tariff number
- technical drawings
- technical data sheet
- technical passport
- operating manuals
- test reports
- existing certificates: ISO, DIN, CE, CB
EAC declaration contains the following information:
- address and name of the manufacturer
- list of declared products
- customs tariff number
- applied standards of the Technical Regulation
- data on the test center
- period of validity
- registration number
- data on the notified body
In addition to the EAC declaration, the EAC Certification also exists as another form of official proof that the products comply with the national Technical Regulations of the participating countries.
The EAC certificate and the EAC declaration have the same validity. The products listed in the board decision of the EAEU No. 620 from 07.04.2011 require a EAC certification or a EAC declaration.
Differences between an EAC Certificate and an EAC Declaration
|Criteria||EAC Certificate||EAC Declaration|
|Applicant||producer, importer, person with power of attorney||producer, importer, person with power of attorney|
|Classification of products||made by the certifying body||made by the applicant|
|Proof of conformity||based on the test report of the accredited test laboratory||based on applicant's own evidence or the test report of the accredited test laboratory|
|Quality assurance||comprehensive production audit through the certifying body or external ISO 9001 certification||quality assurance is done by the applicant|
|Issuing of the certificate of conformity||certification body on an official form||applicant on a normal sheet of paper|
|Registration of the certificate of conformity||certification body||applicant or certification body|
|Validity||1 to 5 years, depending on the regulation||1 to 5 years, depending on the regulation|
|Responsibility||lies with the certification body||lies with the applicant|
If the producer doesn't have a location in the EAEU, it does not have the right to apply for a required conformity assessment of its products. In order to still be able to be the subject of a conformity assessment, the foreign producer must give a representative in the EAEU power of attorney. They will defend the interests of the foreign producer when working with the certifying bodies with regard to safety and quality of products and in accordance with technical regulations.
Products for which a EAC declaration has been issued and registered need to be marked with the Eurasian Conformity Mark in accordance with the decision of the board of the Customs Union Commission No. 711 from 15.07.2011. This proves its conformity to all legal requirements of the EAEU. The placing on the market of products without an appropriate EAC marking can be punished with a fine and confiscation.
We recommend taking the EAC declaration of goods seriously, in order to avoid possible negative consequences.
If your products are not subject to compliance with EAC standards and you need a confirmation of the safety and high quality of your products, we can offer you a GOST Certification for the Russian market.
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