GOST Declaration

GOST declaration is a compulsory declaration of conformity by which the applicant declares that products manufactured or imported by him are compliant with all the Russian GOST standards and are safe for the consumer.

GOST declaration has the same legal strength with the GOST certificate, and differs fundamentally from the GOST certificate in that the applicant issues the GOST declaration on its own responsibility.

GOST declaration is required when distributing products on the Russian market and importing to Russia.

The GOST system is a legacy from Soviet times, which is gradually being replaced by the modern system of conformity confirmation: EAC certification and EAC declaration within the framework of the coordination of technical regulations in the Eurasian Economic Union.

Legal situation

The presence of a GOST declaration is required when the products that are listed in the attachment to the government decision № 982 from 01.12.2009 are placed on the market in Russia.

Whether a GOST conformity declaration is required can be checked using the customs tariff number and OKPO number.

The legal framework for the GOST declaration is as follows:

Application area

Although the GOST system is considered outdated and has been replaced by more modern systems of conformity assessment such as EAC certification and EAC declaration of the Eurasian Economic Union, the list of GOST compliant products includes more than 600 product groups for which mandatory GOST declaration is required. Including:

  • lubricating oils
  • gas products
  • rolled steel
  • tableware
  • mineral fertilizer
  • household chemicals
  • paints, varnishes and pigments
  • insecticides
  • hygiene products
  • transformers and substations
  • accumulators and batteries
  • cardboard and plywood
  • household furniture

The process of GOST conformity

According to the Russian federal law "On technical regulation" the GOST declaration is based on the analysis of the technical documentation and tests of the product samples with the inclusion of the certification body accredited by the Federal Office of Technical Regulation and Metrology - Rosstandart.

A GOST declaration can be issued as for single delivery as well as for serial production.

GOST declaratory method differs little from the GOST certification procedure and consists of the following stages of the conformity assessment: laboratory tests of product samples and check of the technical documentation.

Nevertheless, the GOST certificate can not be replaced by a GOST declaration, since different proofs of conformity are compulsory for different products.

The period of validity of the GOST declaration is set by the applicant and is generally 3 years.

A GOST declaration may only be issued by a company based in Russia. Therefore, the Russian importer or the authorized representative in Russia can do this for foreign producers. In this case, the authorized representative representing the interests of a foreign manufacturer is responsible for compliance with the statutory requirements and GOST standards for the delivered products and is liable for the infringements.

A voluntary GOST declaration is not provided, if desired, we can offer a voluntary GOST certificate.

Required documents

Depending on the method used, the GOST conformity process can require different documents. Typically these are:

Additional documents may be required.

GOST Declaration contains the following information

In contrast to the GOST certificate, no special template is provided for the GOST declaration. A GOST declaration is usually issued on an A4 sheet of paper and sealed with the seal of the applicant and the certification body.

The content of the GOST declaration is defined by the decision of the Ministry of Industry № 752 from 24.11.14. A GOST declaration must include:

  • information on the manufacturer
  • product description with customs tariff number
  • list of applied GOST standards
  • applied GOST declaration scheme
  • information about test logs
  • date of issue and period of validity

In addition, a GOST declaration contains a registration number consisting of the code of the certification body and the serial number of the declaration. Within three days of issuing a GOST declaration, the notified body shall enter the declaration into the uniform register of the Accreditation Service (Rossakreditatsiya).

Length and costs for GOST declaration

The length and the costs associated with a GOST certificate application, depend on several different factors, such as the classification of product, any required laboratory checks and complexity of all examinations.

Application for a GOST declaration usually takes up to 7 days.

Detailed information about our prices and certificates can be found here.

Delivery of the documentation

If you order a GOST certificate, you will receive a copy of it via email immediately upon our successful certification process. Alongside the original document of it by post within a few days’ time of this.

GOST marking requirements for a declaration of conformity


Products for which a declaration of conformity has been issued shall be marked with a corresponding GOST marking.

In contrast to a GOST sign, the sign of the GOST declaration of conformity does not give any information about the authorized certification body.

The labeling of products subject to compulsory declaration of conformity is a prerequisite for market approval. The sale of products without Russian GOST declaration of conformity is prohibited.

Our offer

Our export consultants have many years of experience in GOST declaration. 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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