The GOST Certificate is the official confirmation that the products meet the national Russian quality and safety requirements.
In 1925, the Gosstandard - the National Committee for Standardisation – was established in the USSR, which was responsible for the development of the common standards. Later the national standards of the Soviet Union - GOST standards emerged. The GOST system was almost completely taken over by Russia from Soviet times. To date, the GOST certificates are widely used, and the resulting proof of conformity remains mandatory for many products.
The GOST certification offers some independent notified bodies, which are accredited by Rosstandart, who are authorized to issue certificates according to test reports - for which the quality of the products is investigated. The basis for GOST certification is the legislation of the Russian Federation, in particular:
- “The federal law on technical regulation”
- Directive of the Government of the Russian Federation from 01.12.2009 №982
- The letter of the Federal Tax Service from 20.02.2009 №01-11/7403
GOST certificates have a validity period of up to 3 years within the territory of the Russian Federation. Without the necessary GOST certificates the goods may not pass the Russian border.
As a consequence of the harmonization of national safety standards between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, the previous national technical regulations such as Russian GOST and TR certification were gradually expired and substituted by the new technical regulations of the EAEU (TR EAEU) in every industrial sector. In addition to the EAC Certification, the EAC declarartion has also been introduced in the Customs Union as a simpler and more favorable form of proof of conformity.
The GOST compulsory certification for export to Russia is a subject to all products covered by the government directive from 1.12.2009 № 982. The list of products, which have to be certified after GOST certification, contains more than 100 products. Including the following goods:
- steel ropes
- pipes and piping parts
- conveyor belts
- mining machinery
- power cables
- air conditioning units
- steam generators and boilers
- sport and hunting weapons
- sport and rescue boats
A GOST certificate will be issued at the request of the applicant against the Russian notified body.
The application for a GOST certificate can be carried out according to an instruction procedure: for single-supply, for serial delivery, and for serial production. More Info >>
The following documents are required when applying for a GOST certificate:
- application for GOST certification
- detailed product description
- instruction manual
- test reports
- existing certificates: ISO, DIN, CE, CB
Depending on the type of certified products, additional documents and certificates may be required.
GOST certification process
There are 3 possibilities for GOST certification in Russia: compulsory certification, optional certification and declaration of conformity.
GOST compulsory certification
The GOST compulsory certification is generally a subject to those goods which relate to safety aspects. These are above all children's items or medicine, as well as all kinds of industrial equipment. The GOST certificate can be applied for both one-time delivery and serial delivery. All goods certified according to the GOST standard are to be marked with the special certification mark.
The list of goods that are under the GOST compulsory certification regulation covered by the government directive from 1.12.2009 № 982.
GOST optional certification
The optional GOST certificate is issued on applicant's own initiative for those goods, which are not included in the government directive № 982. The optional certified products may be marked with the certification mark.
Any products can be certified according to GOST standards in order to convince customers of the quality of the products.
GOST declaration is a mandatory procedure for the confirmation of product quality. This includes mainly consumer goods, certain types of food, clothing and shoes for adults, furniture and certain hand tools. The complete list of goods requiring a GOST declaration for import into Russia can be found in the government directive № 982.
In contrast to the GOST certification, a GOST declaration can only be applied by the importer of the goods.
At present a reform of the technical regulation is being carried out in Russia. The outdated GOST standards, which no longer meet modern requirements, are gradually being replaced by the Russian technical regulations (TR) and the technical regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union (TR EAEU).
With the entry into force of the technical regulation, the manufacturers need to certify their products according to new regulations and have to mark them with the corresponding TR mark.
The compulsory EAC Certification is to be applied for goods, which are listed in a unified list of products subject to certification under the technical regulations of the EAEU.
These certificates are valid for up to five years in the customs territory of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
Obligational product indication
Products subject to certification, for which a GOST certificate has been issued, must be marked with a corresponding GOST marking.
The application of a GOST mark is regulated by the decision of Rosstandart Nr.3 of 16.02.1994 and by GOST 50460-92.
The marking contains information about the notified body that issued the GOST certificate.
Terms and costs for GOST certification
The terms and the costs associated with a GOST certificate application, depend on several different factors, such as the classification of the product, any required laboratory checks and complexity of all examinations. As such the exact conditions of the certification are always determined individually based on the required documentation.
Please note that an application for a GOST certificate can take from a few days, to a few weeks to process.
Please find detailed information about our prices for certifications here.
Delivery of the documentation
If you order an GOST certificate, you will receive a copy of it via email immediately upon our successful certification process. Alongside you will receive the original document and two certified copies of it by post.
Our highest priority is not only to deliver an individually tailored service to every client, but also in offering an impeccable level of transparency to the high standard of our qualified service.
- Swift processing of inquiries and assignments
- Postal delivery of GOST certificates free of charge
- Low costs due to our exceptional operating efficiency
Our goal is to establish a mutually beneficial business relationship with all of our clients and partners.
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