Amendments planned for the registration of EAC certificates and declarations

On december 8, 2020 a public discussion on two draft decisions of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEC) Board began.
They concern changes in the rules for issuing EAC certificates and declarations.

Amendments planned for the registration of EAC certificates and declarations

Amendments planned in TR CU 007/2011 On the safety of products for children and teenagers

Until November 30, 2020, a public debate on the draft amendments to the technical regulations of the Customs Union TR CU 007/2011 On the safety of products for children and young people will be held.

Amendments in TR CU 007/2011 On the safety of products for children and teenagers planned

Technical regulation on furniture safety to be updated

The technical regulation TR CU 025/2012 On furniture safety is to be updated.

The amendments mainly concern product identification, which has to be carried out by the certification body in the presence of the applicant when an EAC certificate is obtained. The registration of the EAC declaration can be done by the manufacturer /official representative or seller as well as by the test laboratory.

Technical regulation on furniture safety to be updated

Exclusion of many certification bodies from the national register

On November 6, 2020 the fourth meeting of the Interdepartamental Council of National Quality Infrastructure took place.

During the meeting, the question of the possibility of accredited bodies to work in the field of mandatory conformity assessment with the requirements of the legislation of the Eurasian Economic Union was discussed. 17 newly accredited bodies were added to the national part of the single register and 425 accredited bodies confirmed their qualification. 171 accredited bodies have been excluded from the national part of the single register.

Exclusion of many certification bodies from the national register

New standard on production audit to be introduced

From 1 January 2021, a new GOST standard R 54293-2020 "Production audit within the framework of confirmation of conformity", approved by Rosstandart Decision No 583 of 28 August 2020, will come into force.

This standard will replace the old GOST R 54293-2010, which has been in use since 2010.

New standard on production audit to be introduced

New GOST standard for food

The new GOST-standard R 56016-2020 “Conformity assessment. The procedure for the compulsory attestation of product conformity with the requirements of the technical regulations of the Customs Union "On Food Safety” was developed as a replacement for the GOST standard R 56016-2014. This standard is used for the conformity assessment of products according to TR CU 021/2011 on food safety.

 New GOST standard for food

Transitional periods for EAEU TR 043/2017 to be extended

The Eurasian Economic Commission drafted amendments to Commission Decision n. 125 of 26 September 2017, which provides for the extension of the fixed period of validity of the transitional period of the technical regulation TR EAEU TR 043/2017 "On requirements for fire retardants and fire-extinguishing systems".

Transitional periods for EAEU TR 043/2017 to be extended

Russia prepares a new GOST for environmentally friendly toys

The Association of the Children's Goods Industry (AIDT) has initiated a new GOST for environmentally friendly toys. The document is being developed with the participation of experts from Rosstandart and the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Russia prepares a new GOST for environmentally friendly toys

New norms for gas appliances has been developed

On September 18, 2020 a public discussion on the development of new standards for the TR CU 016/2011 On safety of appliances burning gaseous fuels has begun.

New norms for gas appliances has been developed

The list of standards for vehicles has been updated

On October 5, 2020 the decision of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission no. 118 of September 29, 2020 was published. This decision contains the list of revised norms of the technical regulation TR CU 018/2011 On safety of wheeled vehicles.

The list of standards for vehicles has been updated

Metrological certificates are now issued in electronic form

On September 24 the Federal Law of December 27, 2019 N 496-FZ “On Amendments to the Federal Law to ensure uniformity of measurements” comes into force. According to the changes in the current legislation on metrology, the registration of metrological certificates (pattern approval certificate) shall be electronic.

 Metrological certificates are now issued in electronic form

The list of building materials requiring certification is supplemented

By December 1 the Ministry of Industry and Trade will submit to the Government of the Russian Federation draft amendments to Decree no. 982 of December 1, 2009 “Uniform List of Products Subject to Certification and Declaration”.

The list of building materials requiring certification is supplemented

Technical regulation On energy efficiency will come into force later

On September 16 a public discussion on the decision of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) no. 144 of August 8, 2019, has begun. In this decision the draft technical regulation TR EAEU 048/2019 The requirements for the energy efficiency of energy-consuming devices was approved.

 Technical regulation On energy efficiency will come into force later

Russia wants to postpone the entry into force of TR EAEU 047/2018 On safety of alcoholic beverages

The Ministry of economic development of the Russian Federation submitted to the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) a proposal to postpone the entry into force of the technical regulation TR EAEU 047/2018 “On safety of alcoholic beverages”.

Russia wants to postpone the entry into force of TR EAEU 047/2018 On safety of alcoholic beverages

The technical regulation on fire safety in Russia will be updated

Russia has prepared a draft regulation, which approves the list of products, which underlie the Technical Regulation on fire safety no. 123-FZ of July 22, 2008.

The technical regulation on fire safety in Russia will be updated

Changes in the Technical Regulations for Protective Equipment (PPE) are Planned

Amendments will be made to the several scopes of regulations, revision of appendices, and clarification of requirements for concrete PPE.
Russia will be responsible for further development of the regulations with the support of other member states of the Association (EAEU).

PPE

New technical regulation 044/2017 On the safety of bottled water

On September 5, 2017, the Eurasian Economic Commission has published an official resolution about the new technical regulation TR EAEU 044/2017 On safety of packaged potable water including natural mineral water.

New technical regulation 044/2017 On the safety of bottled water

The technical regulation TR EAEU 040/2016 On safety of fish products comes into force

On September 1, 2017, the technical regulation TR EAEU 040/2016 On safety of fish products comes into force. The corresponding resolution has been passed on October 18, 2016.

The technical regulation TR EAEU 040/2016 On safety of fish products comes into force

Verification of EAC Certificates and EAC Declarations

Recently, we receive an increasing number of inquiries from German companies, to verify the authenticity of EAC certificates. Unfortunately we have to find that some dubious Russian companies are offering faked certificates. These certificates look very authentic. They are made on a form and have a stamp. These fake certificates are not being issued by an accredited certification body and not registered accordingly.

Verification of EAC Certificates and EAC Declarations

Draft for technical regulation on the safety of bottled water published

On May 18, 2017, the College of the Eurasian Economic Commission published a draft for the Technical Regulation "On safety of packaged potable water including natural mineral water".

Draft for technical regulation on the safety of bottled water published

New Technical Regulation TR EAEU 042/2017 On safety of children's playgrounds passed

On May 17, 2017, the new technical regulation of the Eurasian Economic Union TR EAEU 042/2017 On safety of children's playgrounds has been passed. It contains the binding safety requirements for playground equipment, floor coverings for children's playgrounds, as well as rules for their project planning, assembly, use, transport, and recycling..

TR EAEU 042/2017 On safety of children's playgrounds

Which one is correct: TR CU certificate or EAC certificate?

The compliance with standards of the technical regulation is indispensable for the import of products subject to conformity to Russia and other member states of the Eurasian Economic Union.

German manufacturers, are confused by the field of conformity assessment. A lot of them are confronted by the question: what's the difference between TR CU Certificate and EAC Certificate?

In fact, it is just two different names for the same process of conformity assessment, whereby both names are actually wrong or an incomplete and misleading translation.

TR CU certificate or EAC certificate?