Amendments to the registration of EAC certificates and EAC declarations: an overview

Since January 1st, 2021 significant changes apply to the process of registering EAC certificates and EAC declarations

Since January 1st, 2021 significant changes apply to the process of registering EAC certificates and EAC declarations. Here are the most important points at one glance.

New information needed for registration

  • GTIN - Global Trade Item Number
  • GLN - Global Location Number
  • manufacturing date of samples
  • cargo customs declaration

Every foreign manufacturer must possess a GTIN and GLN. This information must be registered in the system during registration of the EAC declaration.
From January 1st, 2021, samples for EAC conformity assessment testing must be officially imported with a cargo customs declaration - GTD (Russian Грузовая таможенная декларация). The certification body shall keep a copy of the GTD on file.

New rules for maintaining the register of EAC declarations and EAC certificates

All documents which are necessary for registration of an EAC declaration shall be submitted in electronic form - creation of an electronic archive. This mechanism ensures openness and traceability of the declaration process.
It also establishes the status of the EAC declaration in the register:

  • valid
  • suspended
  • invalid
  • archived

From January 1st, 2021 certification bodies must enter information about periodic inspection checks into the system. With this measure, certification bodies that violate the established certification procedures and products whose safety has not been confirmed in the prescribed manner can be identified immediately.

New procedures of cancellation of EAC declaration and EAC certificate

The President of the Russian Federation signed the Federal Law No. 460-FZ of December 22, 2020 "On Amendments to the Federal Law on Technical Regulation" and the Federal Law "On Amendments to Article 4 of the Law of the Russian Federation". On protection of consumer rights ". The law establishes the procedure of cancellation of EAC declaration and EAC certificate.

The EAC declaration is declared invalid according to the law when the applicant’s activity is liquidated, a court decision or an order of the state control body on the forced recall of products comes into force, as well as in other cases related to causing damage.

EAC certificates become invalid with the entry into force of a court decision on the forced recall of products and in the event that an authorized authority issues an order suspending the sale of potentially dangerous products, if the accreditation of the certification body has been terminated or the scope of accreditation has been reduced.

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