What to look out for when applying for EAC certification

Despite sanctions and political disputes, the Eurasian and especially the Russian market remain attractive for many european manufacturers. The corresponding conformity assessment - EAC certification or EAC declaration - is a major obstacle for many foreign entrepreneurs due to its complexity, language differences and the very dynamic development of technical regulations and legislation in the field of industrial safety and consumer protection.

What to look out for when applying for EAC certification

Electronic certificates of conformity will soon be introduced in the EAEU

The responsible bodies of the members of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) held a working session on March 18, 2021. The main topic of the working session was the transition to the electronic certificates of conformity.

Elektronische Konformitätsbescheinigungen werden bald in der EAWU eingeführt

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. Here are the most important points at one glance.

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

EAC certification in times of Covid-19 pandemic

On January 10, 2021, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Council Decision No. 127 of December 23, 2020, approving temporary measures for EAC certification related to the spread of COVID-19, entered into force.

EAC certification in times of Covid-19 pandemic

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

TR CU 017/2011 On safety of light industry products to be updated

On November 16, 2020 a public discussion on the draft update of TR CU 017/2011 " On the safety of light industry products" has started. The regulations must be revised and adapted to the new standards.

TR CU 017/2011 On safety of light industry products to be updated

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

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

Draft for technical regulations on pipelines approved

On 14 September 2020, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) approved the draft for a new technical regulation on pipelines by Decision No 114. therefore a new technical regulation “On requirements for pipelines for the transport of liquid and gaseous hydrocarbons” will be developed.

Draft for technical regulations on pipelines approved

Amendments to EAEU's technical regulation “On safety of chemical products” submitted for discussion

The changes in the Eurasian Economic Union's Technical Regulation TR EAEU 041/2017 “On Safety of Chemical Products” , initiated by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, are intended to specify the scope of the current regulation. The adopted amendments will come into force 180 calendar days after their official publication. The Technical Regulation itself was approved in 2017 and will start functioning in June 2021.

The amendments include the following:

Amendments to EAEU's technical regulation “On safety of chemical products” submitted for discussion

The first standards for floor coverings in Russia have been approved

On 1 March 2021, two new national standards for floor coverings will come into force.

The first standards for floor coverings in Russia has been approved

Changes on TR CU 016/2011 On safety of appliances burning gaseous fuels are planned

The Council of the Eurasian Economic Union has included changes on the technical regulation TR CU 016/2011 On safety of appliances burning gaseous fuels in the plan for the development of technical regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union.

Changes on TR CU 016/2011 On safety of appliances burning gaseous fuels are planned

Accreditation body in Russia checks the availability of test reports when issuing an EAC certificate

Since July 3, 2020 the accreditation body in Russia compares number and date of test reports of the accredited certification body with the data in the FGIS system entered by the laboratory. Such data is registered in the register of EAC conformity proofs.

date and number in the test report are checked for conformity

A number of new GOST standards have been in force since June

Since June 2020 around 250 russian and interstate norms have become effective.

Since June 2020 around 250 russian and interstate norms have become effective.

Public discussion on revision of GOSTs in TR CU 017/2011 "On safety of light industry products" began

On April 22 a public discussion regarding the changes of GOST standards to ensure compliance with the requirements of TR ZU 017/2011began.

On April 22, 2020 a public discussion on revision of GOSTs in TR CU 017/2011 "On safety of light industry products" began

Modifications in the technical regulation TR CU 009/2011 On safety of perfumes and cosmetic products came into force

On May 6, 2020 the technical regulation TR CU 009/2011 On safety of perfumes and cosmetic products came into force.

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

Current recommendations for surveillance and audits at times of COVID-19

The Ministry for Industry and Trade, the Ministry for economic development of the Russian Federation and the accreditation authority have elaborated some temporary recommendations for surveillance, manufacturing audits and sampling as well as an extension of the validity of certifications due to the spread of coronavirus.

Creation and maintenance of the register of issued EAC certificates and EAC declarations shall be improved

Until May 15, 2020 a draft for regulating creation and maintenance of the register of issued conformity assessments has been discussed in public.

Register of EAC conformity certificates

Rosaccreditation will develop recommendations for conducting remote inspection control

In the course of the corona pandemic, the federal accreditation authority Rosskkreditazija plans to develop recommendations about possibility of remote inspection controls and production audits. This was published on its homepage on April 16, 2020.

These temporary measures are necessary to prevent and minimize the spread of coronavirus infection (COVID-19).

This decision was made at a meeting of the operational working group responsible for solving problems related to product conformity assessment.

 Rosaccreditation will develop recommendations for conducting remote inspection control

Two new positions for TR CU 034/2013 "On the safety of meat and meat products"

On March 26, 2020, the decision of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) No.14.

meat

The requirements for nicotine products

Nicotine products are in a list of goods for which there are specific requirements in the area of the EAEU.

nicotine products

The veterinary certificate for gastropods and their larvae

A form of the veterinary certificate for gastropods and their larvae will appear in the EAEU.

The veterinary certificate for gastropods and their larvae

Safes are no longer in the national certification directory

On February 12, 2020, the Government of Russia published Decision No. 116.

Safes are no longer in the national certification directory

The renewal in the directory of GOSTs for low-voltage equipment

On February 11, a public discussion started on draft updated lists of standards required for the implementation of TR CU 004/2011 On safety of low-voltage equipment.

The completion of the list of standards for food additives

On the 4th of February 2020 began a public discussion on the draft amendments to the List of Standards for Test Methods Regarding Food Additives.

The changes to TR CU 021/2011 "On safety of food"

On the 7th of February 2020 began a public discussion on the draft procedure for introducing changes to the EAEU's technical regulation TR CU 021/2011 "On safety of food" .

The execution of GOSTs for the rules of pressure equipment

At the end of February, the standards development program comes into force.

The powers of Rosstandart and Rospotrebnadzor are changed

On the 22th January,2020 the Government of Russia signed a decision amending a previous decision specifying the supervisory authorities.

The renewal of the certificate when the address changes

On 16th of January, the report of the negotiations was published by the Federal Accreditation Service (Russian Accreditation) on the questions of the application of the regulation regarding the uniform scheme of the conformity assessment.

What happened with the technical rules "On safety of milk and dairy products"?

A few days ago, the Council's report was published by the EAEU, which reports about the changes in TR CU 033/2013 "On safety of milk and dairy products" .

The changes in the uniform list of goods

On the 17th January, 2020 the decision of the Board of Directors of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) No. 9 was published and came into force.

his is a revision of the list, which was adopted by decision of the EAEU-Council No. 526 of January 28, 2011.

New GOSTs for skiing

Winter is just around the corner, that means it’s time for winter extreme sports. There is an opportunity not only to enjoy Russian frosts but also to try yourself as a real sportsman.

The Duty-free Import Threshold is 200 Euros

The duty-free import rate of foreign currency and personal items will be reduced in all EAEU member countries in January 2020. Changes will also concern international mail.

currency

Uniform Standards for Jewelry in the EAEU are Currently Under Development

New standards will regulate jewelry in the EAEU market.

Ring

Updated List of Standards on Testing Methods of Drinking Water

The lists of standards are formed in order to ensure compliance with the requirements of the EAEU TR 044/2017 “On the safety of drinking water, including natural mineral water”.

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

The Conformity Requirements for the TR EAEU 040/2016 “On Safety of Fish Products”

According to the Technical Regulation, production and realization of fish products, which have had the conformity assessment by GOST R, was allowed in the territory of the EAEU member countries until September 1, 2019.

Now the sale of fish products is possible only with a declaration of conformity assessment TR EAEU 040/2016.

The following types of fish products fall under the regulation:

Fish

A Uniform Halal Standard in the EAEU

The head of the International standardization and certification center HALAL, Aydar Gazizov, has claimed that a uniform standard for halal products will soon be created for the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union.

A declaration was made at the Volga Investment Forum in Samara. The innovation will allow tracking such products throughout the post-Soviet space.

Aydar Gazizov said: “In the near future we will make a uniform Halal Standard within the Eurasian Union.”

HALAL

A New GOST for Cut Flowers

Rosstandart approved the new GOST 18908.-2019 for cut flowers. This Standard describes the technical conditions for cut flowers such as roses, chrysanthemums, Shabo carnations, tulips and gerberas.

Cut Flowers

New regulations for determining the country of origin when importing goods into EAEU-States

On January 12, 2019, the decision №49 of the Eurasian Economic Union concerning the determination of the country of origin for the import of goods into EAEU-States came into force. Therefore all prior regulations on this matter have been cancelled.
These regulations exclusively apply to Non-EAEU-States!

New regulations for determining the country of origin when importing goods into EAEU-States

Differences between the CE and the EAC Marking

The present article is meant to clarify the intent and purpose of the CE Marking and the EAC Marking. For improved clarity, the text will be structured into two parts. The first part covers the basics of the CE Marking, the second one the basics of the EAC Marking. Afterwards, the respective features and differences are outlined without losing focus of the similarities.

Differences between the CE and the EAC Marking

The Register of Pressure Equipment has been published

On January 8, 2019, the Eurasian Economic Union has published the register of pressure equipment subject to an EAC Certification. This affects all pressure equipment subject to the scope of the Technical Regulation TR CU 032/2013 On safety of pressure equipment.

The register will come into effect on February 27, 2019. It regulates all pressure equipment which requires special permissions or information at the customs clearance.

The Register of Pressure Equipment has been published

TR CU 033/2013 On safety of milk and dairy products has been updated

After a transition period of a few years, the updated version of the Technical Regulation TR CU 033/2013 On safety of milk and dairy products has finally come into force on January 16, 2019. Starting now, the producers and suppliers of are obliged to inform the consumer of the amount of vegetable oil their products contain. This requirement only applies for products containing milk and milk fat substitutes.

TR CU 033/2013 On safety of milk and dairy products has been updated

New rules for all wheeled vehicles and their components

Towards the end of 2018, the Eurasian Economic Commission has issued new standards for all wheeled vehicles and their respective components. These Rules came into force on January 27, 2019. The new standards complement the provisions of the Technical Regulation TR CU 018/2011 „On safety of wheeled vehicles“. Some of the of new standards will only apply until April 1, 2019, others until December 31, 2019.

New rules for all wheeled vehicles and their components

Technical rules on alcohol were passed

On November 23, 2018, Order No. 182 of the Eurasian Economic Commission was published, which approved the draft technical regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union "On the Safety of Alcoholic Beverages".

Technical rules on alcohol were passed

New rules on emergency and life preserver will be adopted

The Commission of the Eurasian Economic Union is negotiating about the adoption of the new technical regulations "On the safety of products intended for civil protection and protection in a state of emergency".

The new framework unifies technical safety requirements, which are used for civil protection and emergency situations. The regulations contain rules on identification, marking and forms of conformity assessment.

Register of electronic equipment passed

The register of electronic equipment for which the use of hazardous substances is restricted, will come into force on November 18, 2018. The products have to conform with the guidelines of the technical regulation TR EAEU 037/2016 On restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

The register includes the following types of products:

Register of electronic equipment passed

New standards on fire safety passed

The new technical regulation TR EAEU 43/2017 On requirements for fire safety and extinguishing devices is to come into force on January 1, 2020. The regulation standardises requirements for:

  • Fire extinguishers
  • Flame and smoke retardants
  • Firefighting technology
  • Firefighting equipment

According to the EAEU's statements, the national regulations of the EAEU member states will be adapted to the new standards.

In Russia in 2017, about 100 fire safety standards have been updated.

New standards on fire safety passed

Register of mineral fertilizers passed

The Eurasian Economic Union has defined the Register of mineral fertilizers in accordance with the EAEU customs tariff numbers. These substance are subject to conformity assessment with the technical regulation TR EAEU 039/2016 On requirements for mineral fertilizer .

Register of mineral fertilizers passed

Eurasian Economic Union updates TR CU 021/2011 On safety of food

In conjunction with TR EAEU 044/2017 On the safety of packaged drinking water including natural mineral water coming into force, the provisions of TR CU 021/2011 On safety of food have been updated. The term "Drinking water for baby food" will be erased from the technical regulation in order to avoid overlappings with the new regulation.

Eurasian Economic Union updates TR CU 021/2011 On safety of food

Fish products no subject to state registration anymore

According to the Decision of the Eurasian Economic Union № 64 fish products are to be erased from the unified register of products subject to state hygienic registration.

Fish products no subject to state registration anymore

New technical regulation on natural gas passed

On January 1, 2022, the new technical regulation of the Eurasian Economic Union „On safety of combustible natural gas prepared for transportation and (or) use“ will come into force. The following products fall under the scope:

New technical regulation on natural gas passed

New rules on the validity of EAC declarations

Decision №41 „On the validity of EAC Declarations compliant with the minimum requirements of the technical regulations of the EAEU“ has entered into force on July 1, 2018.

In general, the rules concerning the registration procedure of the EAC Declaration remain unaltered, but the list of documents required is complemented by the following:

New rules on the validity of EAC declarations

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

On May 29, 2018 the Eurasian Economic Union has passed new regulations on products that do not only require a customs declaration, but also a conformity assessment with the regulation TR EAEU 042/2017 On safety of children's playgrounds.

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

New agreement on products not covered by technical regulation

The Eurasian Economic Union is about to pass an agreement on products that are not yet subject to technical regulation. On May 15, 2018 the document has been published on the official website of the EAEU. The agreement regulates the placing of types of goods that are not covered by the technical regulations on the market, such as:

New agreement on products not covered by technical regulation

Requirements of Technical Regulation On safety of perfumes and cosmetic products updated

The requirements of the Technical Regulation TR CU 009/2011 On safety of perfumes and cosmetic products are being updated.

The Eurasian Economic Union has developed 16 new standards concerning the identification of perfumery and cosmetic products. Included are ethereal oils:

Requirements of Technical Regulation On safety of perfumes and cosmetic products updated

Regulation on safety of personal protective equipment updated

On March 6, 2018, the commission of the Eurasian Economic Union has passed the resolution № 37 «On changes to the resolution of December 9, 2011 г. № 878». Officially the resolution was published on March 7, 2018.

The overall focus hereby is on the revision of the Technical Regulation TR CU 019/2011 On safety of personal protective equipment and the standards required for the fulfillment of the regulation.

Regulation on safety of personal protective equipment updated

Technical Regulation on milk and dairy products to be edited

From March 1 to 16, 2018, a public hearing about the changes to the Technical Regulation On safety of milk and dairy products has taken place.

The changes concern the terms used in the regulation and are meant to bring the latter up-to-date and to avoid dual interpretation.

Technical Regulation on milk and dairy products to be edited

Certification system to be reformed

On December 29, 2017, the head of the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology has signed a decree on the foundation of a national certification system. This means that the previous system will lose its validity.

Certification system to be reformed

Certificate of State Hygienic Registration is limited to 5 years

In case of some products, the conformity with the sanitary-hygienic regulations of the EAEU between Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus has to be confirmed through the certificate state hygienic registration.

Certificate of State Hygienic Registration is limited to 5 years

The technical regulation on liquid gas comes into force

On January 1, 2018, the technical regulation TR EAEU 036/2016 On requirements for the gaseous fuel came into force in the Eurasian Economic Union.

The technical regulation on liquid gas comes into force

Eurasian Economic Union votes on changes to the technical regulation on electromagnetic compatibility

The member states of the Eurasian Economic Union are debating about changes to the technical regulation TR CU 020/2011 On electromagnetic compatibility.

Eurasian Economic Union votes on changes to the technical regulation on electromagnetic compatibility

Changes to technical regulations on dairy products and food marking

On December 26, 2017, the Eurasian Economic Commission published resolutions on changes to the technical regulations TR СU 022/2011 On food marking.

Changes to technical regulations on dairy products and food marking

444 new technical standards in force in 2018

On January 10, 2018, Russia's Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology announced more than 400 documents concerning national and international standardization to enter into force.

This standardization applies to:

444 new technical standards in force in 2018

Fish and fish products excluded from list of goods requiring declaration according to GOST R

On January 31, 2018, a resolution by the government of the Russian Federation „On changes to the unified list of products requiring conformity“ has come into force. It has been decided to delete several positions from the list of GOST R products requiring conformity.

The following positions have been removed from the list:

Fish and fish products excluded from list of goods requiring declaration according to GOST R

Eurasian Economic Comission recommends compliance with unified requirements for water in pharmaceuticals

The EAEU's member states have their own requirements for water in pharmaceuticals. This complicates the quality control and creates problems with state registration.

Not only does the new regulation contain unified requirements for water for the EAEU's member states. It is also supposed to harmonize these requirements with those of the EU and the WHO.

Eurasian Economic Comission recommends compliance with unified requirements for water in pharmaceuticals

Duma passes law on marking of goods

On December 22, the Duma has passed a new law on the marking of goods with a special identification mark. According to this law, the government of the Russian Federation can decide which goods are to be marked with an identification number as well a special mark. The Duma shall also define rules concerning the marking. Furthermore, a list is to be created on which companies are allowed to do the marking by the government's order.

Duma passes law on marking of goods

The difference between the EAC Certificate and the EAC Declaration

The attestation of conformity according to the requirements of technical regulations and standards of is one of the conditions for the export of products requiring conformity to Russia and other member states of the Eurasian Economic Union (Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan).

The difference between the EAC Certificate and the EAC Declaration

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

New Technical Regulation TR EAEU 041/2017 On safety of chemicals published

On May 18, 2017, the new technical regulation of the Eurasian Economic Union TR EAEU 041/2017 On safety of chemicals has been published. The new regulation serves as a gift-in-return to the European REACH regulation and CLP regulation.

New Technical Regulation TR EAEU 041/2017 On safety of chemicals published

New TR EAEU 039/2016 On requirements for mineral fertilizer

In the EAEU, the technical regulation TR EAEU 039/2016 On requirements for mineral fertilizer has been passed.

According to the resolution of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission of November 30, 2016 No. 150 the technical regulation TR EAEU 039/2016 On requirements for mineral fertilizer has been passed.

New TR EAEU 039/2016 On requirements for mineral fertilizer

EAEU introduces new technical regulation for mineral fertilizer

During the meeting of the Eurasian Economic Commission on November 30, 2016, the technical regulation "On requirements for mineral fertilizer" has been passed.

TR EAEU 039/2016 On requirements for mineral fertilizer

Changes to the technical regulation TR CU 017/2011 On safety of light industry products announced

On September 28, 2016, the resolution of the College of the Eurasian Economic Commission No. 60 "On the introduction of changes to the Technical Regulation of the Customs Union TR CU 017/2011 On safety of light industry products" has been published.

Changes to the technical regulation TR CU 017/2011 On safety of light industry products announced

EAEU develops technical regulations for metros and trams

The Eurasian Economic Commission develops two Technical Regulations "On safety of metro-rolling stock" and "On safety of light rail vehicles and trams".

EAEU develops technical regulations for metros and trams

Draft of the technical regulation "On restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment" approved

On August 4, 2016, the College of the Eurasian Economic Commission published resolution № 110 on the approval of the technical regulation TR EAEU 037/2016 On restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

Draft of the technical regulation "On restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment" approved

The Eurasian Economic Union develops a unified data bank of dangerous products

The EAEU's member states and the Eurasian Economic Commission have prepared a convention on the harmonization of the legislature in the field of governmental control about the compliance of requirements of the Technical Regulations of the EAEU.

For the purpose of consumer protection, the project intends the development of a unified information data bank on dangerous products that are circulating on the single market.

The Eurasian Economic Union develops a unified data bank of dangerous products

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?