Surveillance of conformity assessment

No doubt that quality of goods has a strong impact on many things, and first of all - on human health and activity. That is why it is essential to control continuously whether the manufactured products still meet the requirements of the technical regulations of the Eurasian ecocnomic Union according to which they were certified.

Surveillance is systematic iteration of conformity assessment activities as a basis for maintaining the validity of the statement of conformity. A surveillance of conformity assessment is only necessary for EAC certificates and not for EAC declarations.

The list of Technical Regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union, which require conducting the surveillance:

Please send us a detailed product description with all technical characteristics so that our experts can check to which regulations the products are subject and if surveillance activities are required.

Tasks of the surveillance

The main task of the surveillance is to control the validity of the statement of conformity for the product. The surveillance includes a full analysis of the production conditions. The surveillant is obliged to check the conformity of production facilities as well as all necessary documentation.
A pivotal document containing the process and procedure for surveillance conducting: GOST 31815-2012 “Conformity assessment. Conduction of surveillance in the certification procedures".

Conduction of surveillance

The surveillance is conducted by the conformity assessment body that issued the statement of conformity. It consists of the following steps:

  1. acquiring and analysis of information about the certified products;
  2. development and approval of the surveillance program;
  3. gathering the surveillance team;
  4. conducting the surveillance;
  5. registering the results;
  6. taking a decision based on the results.

Responsibility for surveillance activities

The certification body that issued the EAC certificate is responsible for carrying out the surveillance activities. At present, there is no clear regulation on the transfer of the rights to perform the inspection control from one certification body to the other. This could be of importance if the certification body that issued the EAC certificate no longer exists or loses its accreditation.

Results of the surveillance

The results of the surveillance must be documented. The final report assesses the results of samples testing and other checks and concludes if it is possible or impossible to maintain the validity of the issued statement of conformity.
If the deficiencies were identified, the report should state the necessity to undertake the corrective actions to eliminate the deficiencies.
The surveillance report must be submitted for review by the manufacturer. One copy of the report remains with the manufacturer. Another copy must be stored by the conformity assessment body.
Positive results of the surveillance can be taken into account by the conformity assessment body in order to extend the validity of the conformity certificate. In case of a negative assessment, the conformity assessment body can suspend or withdraw the statement of conformity.

Revocation of the statement of conformity

The conformity assessment body may decide to suspend or withdraw the statement of conformity in case of non-compliance of the products with the established requirements, as well as in the following cases:

  1. changes in the regulatory document for products or test methods;
  2. changes in the design (composition) and configuration of the products;
  3. changes in the company and/or production technology;
  4. changes (non-fulfilment) of technology requirements, control and testing methods, management system;
  5. refusal of the certificate of conformity holder to conduct or pay for the surveillance;
  6. the holder of the conformity certificate is not capable to provide the necessary conditions for conducting the surveillance within the prescribed period

Frequency of the surveillance

The frequency of the surveillance is individual for each company, but at least one time per year. Usually the first surveillance is not earlier than six months after the issuance of the conformity statement. Failure to carry out the surveillance is the reason for revocation of the certificate of conformity.

Cost and terms of the surveillance

The term for completing this procedure is 5 to 30 calendar days.
The cost of the service depends on many aspects and must be calculated individually.
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The EAC certificate of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is an official document, that proofs the conformity of the products with the harmonized technical regulations of the member states of the EAEU. The products, whose conformity with the technical regulations could be confirmed by the certificate of the EAEU, may be moved and sold in the whole customs area of the member states of the EAEU.

The EAC Declaration of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is an official document that proofs, that the products meet the minimum requirements of the technical regulations of the EAEU. An EAC declaration is issued by the manufacturer, importer or an authorized representative and listed in the official register. Those products, whose conformity with the technical regulations are confirmed by the declaration, have the permission to be freely moved and sold in the whole customs territory of the member states of the EAEU.

The EAC certificate can only be issued after a quality assessment, which has to be carried out by a certification body accredited in one of the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union. The certification is conducted on the basis of technical documentations, company-internal created test reports, or rather test reports provided by accredited test laboratories, as well as on basis of a manufacturing audit on site. The certificate is printed on an official pre-printed form, which has several forgery-proof elements and is authenticated by the signature and seal of an accredited body. The EAC certificate is usually issued for “complex” products that require an extensive control by the authorities.

With the EAC Declaration the manufacturer, importer or authorized representative declares the conformity of his products with the minimum requirements of the technical regulation of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). As distinguished from the EAC certificate, the EAC declaration is issued by the manufacturer or importer himself. All necessary tests and analysis are or made by the manufacturer or in some cases by the laboratory. The applicant issues the EAC declaration himself on a usual piece of paper. The EAC declaration has to be listed in the uniform register of the EAEU by an accredited certification body of one of the member states of the EAEU.

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