Temporary changes to the EAC certification process due to coronavirus

Temporary changes to the EAC certification process due to coronavirus

Ministry of Industry and Trade, Ministry of Economic Development of Russia together with Rossakkreditazija have elaborated special recommendations due to the difficult epidemiological situation related with the spread of a new coronavirus infection (COVID-19).

The recommendations mainly relate to countries with an unfavorable epidemiological situation with regard to COVID-19. The authorities decided to postpone manufacturing audits and inspektion controls for an EAC Certification.

Here are the key points:

  1. Certification for new products: it is recommended to completely suspend all work on the certification of products for series production. The certification can be carried out for a contract-bound batch or one-time delivery. These schemes of certification 3c and 4c do not require a manufacturing audit.
  2. Certificates for series production that are about to expire: new series production certificates may be issued based on the positive results of the last inspection control. The new inspection control should be carried out no later than 3 months after cancelling of the entry ban to the respective country.
  3. The scheduled inspection control for the applicable certificates can be postponed to a maximum of 6 months. The manufacturer must confirm to the notified body in writing that technological processes in product manufacture and the technical documentation have not been changed
  4. Manufacturing audit and inspection controls are to be suspended until further notice.

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