FAC Certification of communications equipment

Communications equipment which is going to be used in the public switched telephone network (PSTN) must prove that it doesn’t endanger safety, integrity and operational stability of the PSTN.
The conformity assessment of communications equipment is a compulsory procedure of state supervision. The compliance with technical requirements can be proved either with the Federal Communications Agency (FAC) Certificate or FAC Declaration. Only after that communications equipment can be placed on the market of the Russian Federation.

Legal Framework

The basis for the conformity assessment of communications equipment builds the legislation of the Russian Federation:

Application area

As communication equipment count such plants and devices, that are used for detection, transmission and output of informations.

Decree of the Government № 532 sets out what equipment is subject to compulsory FAC certification:

  • equipment for switching systems (equipment for communication centers, telephone exchanges etc)
  • equipment for digital data transmission systems
  • equipment with the functions of control and monitoring
  • equipment used to record the volume of communication services provided
  • radio-electronic means of communication
  • communications equipment, including software used for operational search activities
  • terminal equipment that could lead to disruption functioning of a public communications network

If communications equipment is not listed in Decree № 532 but it is a terminal equipment, such equipment must be FAC declared, for example:

  • DECT corded and cordless phones
  • Cell phones GSM, WCDMA, HSDPA, CDMA
  • Wired and wireless modems and computer cards (modules) for GSM, GPRS, EDGE, WCDMA, HSDPA
  • BlueTooth and Wi-Fi Wireless Computer Network Modules standard 802.15 и 802.11a/b/g/n.
  • Telematic Data server, which support the following Internet services and working over HTTP, HTTPS, POP, SMTP, DNS, FTP.

If communications equipment cannot be connected to the public switched telephone network it does not need any conformity approval from the Federal Communications Agency. Anyway, the equipment can subject to technical regulation of the Eurasian Economic Union. If the equipment could be used for the encryption of data it is subject to the notification by the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB).

Certification or Declaration process

  1. Step: filing of application at the notified certification body
  2. Step: the notified certification body checks the documentation
  3. Step: product classification and sampling
  4. Step: testing
  5. Step: manufacturing audit (if set out in the technical regulation)
  6. Step: monitoring of the certified product
The obligatory assessment is carried out according to one of the procedures set out in the corresponding technical regulation. Selection of the necessary procedure depends on production type: series production or single-unit production

Relevant documentation

We develop and translate the technical documentation, which is needed for EAC Certificat or EAC Declaration according to technical regulations

Other documents can be required.

Please send us a detailed description of your product and our experts would offer you an appropriate conformity assessment procedure.

Authorized representative

Authorized representative The manufacturer, which is not established in one of the Member States of the Eurasian Economic Union, is not entitled to apply for any EAC conformity certificate.

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.

In order to get the conformity certificate, the foreign manufacturer must appoint an authorized representative in one of the countries 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. Our company - Schmidt & Schmidt - offers you an authorized representative on the territory of the Eurasian Economic Union.

EAC marking

 Certification of communications equipment

The products declared according to technical regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union must be marked with the EAC conformity mark before placing on the market. The conformity mark shall be affixed to each unit and (or) shipping documents. The marking must be carried out in such a way that it is easily recognizable and legible throughout the entire shelf life of the product. Appropriate marking may only be made if the corresponding production meets the requirements of all relevant technical regulations.

Time duration and costs of the conformity assessment procedure

Time duration and costs of the conformity assessment procedure depend on many factors such as product type, complexity of tests needed etc.
The exact conditions of the conformity assessment procedure are always determined individually on the basis of the documents received.
The conformity assessment process can take a few weeks.

Delivery of Documents

You will receive a copy of the EAC certificate or EAC declaration by e-mail immediately after the procedure has been successfully completed. In just a few days, the original will be delivered to you by post.

Our offer

Our export consultants have many years of experience in the import of communications equipment to Russia and its customs processing. We offer a comprehensive service package, which includes the preparation of all necessary documents, the corresponding customs handling, and the logistics. We will help you acquire necessary certificates and permits.

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We are pleased to provide you with professional and qualified assistance and are at your disposal for further information or questions concerning the import and certification procedure.

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