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

Who is allowed to register the EAC declaration: Updates

On January 1, 2021, a new procedure for registration of EAC declarations approved by Decision of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade No. 478 of July 31, 2020 came into effect. EAC declarations must be independently registered by applicants through the electronic service FSIS Rosaccreditation.

Declarations are registered by manufacturers, importers, authorized representatives or sellers, i.e. persons responsible for the safety of the declared products.

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

End of the VAT reduction

The 3% reduction of VAT to 16% introduced by the German government as part of the economic stimulus package to combat economic damage caused by the Corona crisis will end at the end of this year.

End of the VAT reduction

Transitional provisions for TR EAEU 048/2019 adopted

On 25 November 2020, the decision of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) No. 146 of 17 November 2020 was officially published.

This decision establishes the transitional periods for the entry into force of the technical regulation TR EAEU 048/2019 On the energy efficiency requirements for energy consuming appliances.

Transitional provisions for TR EAEU 048/2019 adopted

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

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

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

Marking with the "Fair Sign”

The distribution of low quality or counterfeit products is a serious problem not only for the consumer, but also for the producer. The analysis of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia confirms that more than 6 million units of counterfeit products have been identified on the russian market since 2018. Without a special system it was difficult to track the movement of such products. Therefore the “Fair Mark” system (Chestnyj ZNAK) was introduced.

The Fair Trade mark serves as proof that a certain product belongs to a certain producer and that the quality of the product is guaranteed.

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

The coming into force of the chemical regulations TR EAWU 041/2017 can be postponed

On september 29, 2020 a public discussion on the coming into force of TR EAEU 041/2017 “On safety of chemicals” has begun.

The coming into force of the chemical regulations TR EAWU 041/2017 can be postponed

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

Import of samples for testing purposes for EAC certification

We’re often asked, if samples have to be marked with the EAC mark before they’re shipped into the laboratories in Russia.

The answer is no. No proof of conformity is required for samples sent for testing for EAC certification. Therefore no EAC mark is needed. Nevertheless, it should be noted that the samples are subject to a customs declaration in accordance with the generally established procedure.

This means that the samples are not subject to conformity assessment but must be properly declared to customs.

Import of samples for testing purposes for EAC certification

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

Technical rules for toys to be revised

On September 4, 2020 a regular meeting of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission took place, at which it was decided to supplement the plan for the development of technical regulations of the EAEU by amendments to Technical Regulations TR CU 008/2011 “On the safety of toys”.

Technical rules for toys to be revised

New GOST norm for universal playgrounds in Russia

Rosstandart has approved the national norm GOST R 59010-2020 “Equipment and covering for playgrounds.Additional safety requirements and test methods for universal playground devices".

Russia and Germany lose their positions in the AML ranking

In 2020, the Basel Institute on Governance presented its annual report "Ranking money laundering and terrorist financing risks around the world”. This is the ninth public edition of the Basel AML Index.

Russia and Germany lose their positions in the AML ranking

Russia to introduce electronic apostilles

On August 6, 2020, the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation submitted a draft resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation for public discussion, which stipulates the possibility of the use of electronic apostilles on Russian official documents.

Electronic apostilles in Russia

Artisan shoes and fragrance samples excluded from the list of goods liable to compulsory marking

Government Decree No. 1973-p of July 28, 2020 excludes the following types of goods from the list of goods subject to mandatory marking in Russia:

Artisan Shoes and Fragrance Samples Excluded from the List of Goods Liable to Compulsory Marking

TR CU 020/2011, TR CU 004/2011 and TR EAEU 037/2016: the product list is updated

On 22 July 2020, the public discussion on the registration of changes in the list of products subject to conformity assessment started.

TR CU 020/2011, TR CU 004/2011 and TR EAEU 037/2016: the product list is updated

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

A public discussion on amendments of packaging regulations has been initiated

On july 15, 2020 a public discussion on the draft for new modifications of TR CU 005/2011 On safety of packaging was initiated.

A public discussion on changes of the packaging regulation has been initiated

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

The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia approved drafts for technical regulation of high voltage equipment

The Ministry of Industry and Trade in Russia approved the drafts for the technical regulation of high voltage equipment. The public discussion on the draft of the technical regulation of the Eurasian Economic Union (TR EAEU) “On safety of high voltage equipment” has already began on April 24, 2018.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia approved drafts for technical regulation of high voltage equipment

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

Public discussion on the development of standards for explosion-proof devices

On May 15, 2020 a public discussion on the development of standards that are necessary for the implementation TR CU 012/2011 "On the safety of EX equipment has begun.

Public discussion on the development of standards for explosion-proof devices

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 work of the certification bodies and the laboratories shall be resumed

The Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of economic development of the Russian Federation recommended the regions to resume the work of the certification bodies and the laboratories.

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

Modifications of technical regulations for gas installations are prepared

On May 25, 2020 a public discussion about the modifications of the technical regulations of the customs union TR CU 016/2011 On safety of appliances burning gaseous fuels will begin.

Modifications of technical regulations for gas installations are prepared

Limitation of state registration to reduce the spread of coronavirus

On April 13, 2020 the decision of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Union (ECE) no. 38 of April 8, 2020, which completes the current measures to fight corona infections (2019-nCoV), has been released.

Limitation of state registration to reduce the spread of coronavirus

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

Safety data sheets for chemical products are registered electronically

Authority in Russia thrive to avoiding bureaucracy in some spheres. To guarantee an uninterrupted interaction with the industry and avoide delays in the examination and registration of safety data sheets for chemical products will be conducted completely in electronic form since March 18, 2020. Safety data sheet for a chemical product is required for conformity confirmation according to TR EAEU 041/2017 On safety of chemicals.

 Safety data sheets for chemical products are registered electronically

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).

Temporary changes to the EAC certification process due to coronavirus

Russia starts sharing financial information with CIS countries

On 1 March 2020, Russia ratified a Protocol concerning exchange of information online between the countries of the CIS for tax management.

Parties to an agreement will be able to acquire financial information on assets of their citizens and companies in the CIS automatically.

Russia starts to share the financial information with countries in the Commonwealth of Independent States organization

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 technical regulation for meat is updated

On the 21 of February a decree was published on the official website of the EEC, in which it is necessary to draw up a new editorial for TR CU 034/2013 "On safety of meat and meat products" .

The technical regulation for meat is updated

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

New requirements for certification bodies and testing laboratories

The accreditation body has decided to publicly information about employees of organizations that are accredited to perform work related to the confirmation of conformity.

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 new GOSTs for TR CU 005/2011 On safety of packaging

Recently new editions of GOST directories have been adopted about TR CU 005/2011 On safety of packaging .

How can you make changes to the issued EAC-certificate or EAC-declaration?

It is not uncommon for the manufacturer to determine after registering the certificate of conformity - be it an EAC-certificate or an EAC-declaration - that the information in the certificate of conformity must be updated or is not correct. For example: the address of the manufacturer has been changed, the name of the product has been updated, the product series is not specified correctly, no additional production sites of the manufacturer are specified, not all products are listed and so on. Of course, the manufacturer wants to fix these errors.

How can you make changes to the issued EAC certificate or EAC declaration?

The holiday comes to us!

Dear Customer!

On the 24th of December a festive season begins. And it will be last until the beginning of January 2020. It is worth emphasizing that the post also has certain difficulties in shipping. In fact, many government agencies stop working on the 20th December. Before you have taken any steps, be sure that the relevant office is still open.

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.

Obtaining a Russian Residence Permit is Much Easier now

Today, an unlimited residence permit in Russia can be obtained by...

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Russia ahead of Europe and China in the ranking of Doing Business

In the new ranking of Doing Business Russia rose from 31 to 28 place, entering the TOP 30 and thus getting ahead of France and China. The leading positions are occupied by New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong.

In the new ranking of Doing Business Russia enterned the Top-30.

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

Forbidding a shoe products turnover without labelling in Russia

The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation has prepared a bill with the provisions for labelling shoes with means of identification.

It introduces a new form of the state information system for monitoring the turnover of shoe products subject to this labelling.

The bill, if adopted, will determine:

New regulation of personal protective equipment (PPE) in EEU

The draft amendments to the technical regulations of the Customs Union “On the safety of personal protective equipment” were officially published in April 2019 by the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC).

The first changes relate to the scope of the regulation. Thus, it was decided to establish that its action does not apply to PPE designed for military purposes and chemical agents for combating riots.

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.

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

Trading with Russia: Import Bans and Restrictions

When exporting goods to Russia, one has to take into account that some goods might be subject to prohibitions and restrictions. The most significant obstacles at the moment, are the food embargo as well as license requirements for certain types of products.

Trading with Russia: Import Bans and Restrictions

Russia passes new law on the manufacturing of organic food

In Russia, a new law on organic food has been passed. The new regulations aim to ensure the quality of the products and to inform consumers comprehensively. It is to come into force on January 1, 2020.

In particular, the law determines new requirements to the marking of organic food. Furthermore, a special register for the products will be created. These measures are intended to keep participants of bad faith out of the market and to improve the quality of the products.

Russia passes new law on the manufacturing of organic food

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

New draft legislation on compulsory identification marking

A new draft legislation in Russia suggests new measures to fight counterfeit products. It has already passed the first reading.

The legislation would introduce a compulsory identification marking for certain products and determine the identification methods as well as the responsible authorities. It is supposed to contain illegal trade with fake products and shall enter into force on January 1, 2019.

Russia adopts “counter-sanctions” law

Today, on June 4, President Vladimir Putin signed the law that introduces the response to the sanctions imposed on Russia by the USA and other western countries.

Federal Law on counteraction to “unfriendly” actions of the United States of America and other foreign states was first approved by the State Duma on May 22, and since then has been widely discussed in the country.

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

Russian counter-sanctions law adopted in second hearing

The State Duma of the Russian Federation adopted a draft law on “counter-sanctions” in the second reading – a response to sanctions imposed by the Western countries. The bill is intended to introduce a ban on the import of products from the "unfriendly" foreign states into Russia.

Russian counter-sanctions law adopted in second hearing

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

New law on information communication in Russia

In Russia, a new law on information communication is to be passed soon. The Russian Association for Media Communication has begun to elaborate on a new law which is to regulate the IT and communications field.

New law on information communication in Russia

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

New technical regulation to increase energy efficiency of household appliances

Thanks to new requirements for household appliances, up to 40 per cent of power will be saved.

New requirements for household appliances in Russia and the EAEU

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

Water, gas and electricity meters have to be certified according to GOST

A new regulation for water, gas and electricity meters is to be introduced in Russia soon. The meters will have to be certified according to GOST.

Water, gas and electricity meters have to be certified according to GOST

In Kyrgyzstan, technical regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union come into force

In Kyrgyzstan 18 technical regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union (Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan) have come into force. By this, trade barriers are dismantled and unified rules on product certification are implemented.

In Kyrgyzstan, technical regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union come into force

New technical regulations developed in the Eurasian Economic Union

Since the establishment of the Eurasian Economic Union the member states (Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan) have passed 44 technical regulations, 35 of which are in force.

New technical regulations developed in the Eurasian Economic Union

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

New technical regulation of the Eurasian Economic Union on fire safety passed

The new technical regulation TR EAEU 043/2017 On requirements for fire safety and extinguishing devices has been passed. It shall enter into force on January 1, 2020 and thereby replace the national regulations. Until 2020, fire safety certificates of the respective country have to be applied for.

TR EAEU 043/2017 On requirements for fire safety and extinguishing devices

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

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

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

The applicant can call back the EAC Declaration

The Russian Federal Service for Accreditation is offering a new electronic service for the voluntary cancellation of GOST declarations as well as EAC Declarations and TR declarations of conformity. An application for the recall of a declaration of conformity can be issued by the applicant i.e.

The applicant can call back the EAC Declaration

14,000 GOST Standards to be abolished until 2025

Until 2025, Rosstandart plans to finish with modernizing a large part of the current national standards. About 14,000 GOST Standards that have been introduced during Soviet times shall be abolished or replaced by new standards.

GOST standards

EAEU passes Technical Regulation "On safety of chemicals"

On March 3, 2017, the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission passed the technical regulation „On safety of chemicals“. The document determines unified requirments for chemical products manufactured within the EAEU as well as rules regarding conformity assessment, rules of identification, requirements for terminology and marking.

The technical regulation corresponds with the EU's REACH regulation.

The regulation intends the protection of the population's life and health as well as of the environments. It is supposed to prevent actions that are misleading consumers.

EAEU passes Technical Regulation "On safety of chemicals"

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

Harsher penalties if requirements of TR CU regulations are not met

On December 1, 2016, a law on sharper penalties for the distrubution of products not meeting the requirements of technical regulations was presented to the Russian Duma.

Harsher penalties if requirements of TR CU regulations are not met

The technical regulation TR EAEU 037/2016 On restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment published

The technical regulation TR EAEU 037/2016 determines unified requirements for the permissible concentration of lead, quicksilver, cadmium and hexavalent chromium in electronic devices.

The technical regulation TR EAEU 037/2016 On restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment published

The technical regulation "On safety of attractions" has been published

On October 18, 2016, the technical regulation "On safety of attractions" has been passed in Moscow during the meeting of the Eurasion Economic Commission. The document was finally published on December 23, 2016.

TR EAEU 038/2016 On safety of attractions

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

Introduction of a new form of EAC Certificates and EAC Declarations

On December 22, 2016, a new form of EAC Certificates and EAC Declarations for the attestation of conformity with the TR CU regulations will be introduced in the Eurasian Economic Union.

Introduction of a new form of EAC Certificates and EAC Declarations

EAEU passes new technical regulations

On October 18, a series of important rules in the field of technical and non-tariff regulation has been passed in Moscow, among them three new technical regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union.

EAEU passes new technical regulations

The Eurasian Economic Union passes a new regulation

The EAEU passes the technical regulation TR EAEU 036/2016 On requirements for the gaseous fuel.

The resolution on the new technical regulation has been published on the homepage of the Eurasian Economic Commission on October 19, 2016 and will come into force.

The regulation sets the mandatory safety requirements for liquid hydrocarbon gas with respect to the processes of storage, transport and sale thereof in order to ensure free circulation in the Customs Union.

The EAEU passes the technical regulation TR EAEU 036/2016 On requirements for the gaseous fuel.

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

Russia introduces a new GOST Marking

In the course of the implementation of the federal law No. 162-FZ "About standardization in the Russian Federation" on July 5, 2016, the order of the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology Rosstandart № 795 "On the authorization of the portrayal and the description of the GOST Marking of the national system of standardization" for the marking of products that meet the requirements of the Russian GOST standards has been published.

Russia introduces a new GOST Marking

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?

Stricter controls of GOST certification in Russia

On July 1, 2016, the new law "On standardization" enters into force in Russia. It tightens significantly the requirements for manufacturers regarding the compliance with the national GOST standards.

Stricter controls of GOST certification in Russia

Russia introduces new GOST standards for in-vitro medical diagnostics

The Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology (Rosstandart) passed five new national GOST standards for devices for in-vitro medical diagnostics. The certification is made on a voluntary basis. All these documents are to enter into force on November 1, 2016.

The new GOST standards for in-vitro diagnostic devices are unified rules on the marking of these devices and reagents as well as rules for the preparation of the technical documentation.

GOST medical devices Russia

New GOST standards to enter into force in Russia next year

In 2016, some new GOST Standards that the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology Rosstandart has agreed to are to come into force in Russia.

One of which is a standard that can be complied with on a voluntary basis that deals with „Aluminium kitchen ware with non-adhesive coating“. It sets requirements for the marking, transportation and storage of these goods as well as for their size.

New GOST standards to enter into force in Russia next year

New GOST standards on safety of food and consumer goods

The Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology Rosstandart introduces two new GOST standards. One of which will determines the requirements for food safety, the other one for safety of consumer goods.

The GOST standard on food safety shall come into force on July 1, 2016.

It corresponds to the international ISO / TS 22002-3: 2011 standards (Prerequisite programmes on food safety -- Part 3: Farming) and is supposed to harmonize the agricultural production in Russia with international requirements.

New GOST standards on safety of food and consumer goods

More than 70% of Russians trust in GOST certificates

When purchasing goods, the majority of Russians prefers products that refer to the GOST Certification on their packaging. 77% of the population stated so in a survey by the agency WZIOM that was carried out in October 2015.

The Soviet GOST system still remains the most reliable guarantee for high quality in the consciousness of Russians.

More than 70% of Russians trust in GOST certificates

Stricter Regulation of EAC and GOST certification in Russia

The Federal Service for Accreditation Rosakkreditatsiya plans to significantly increase the control of the issuing of GOST and EAC Certificates in Russia.

According to the journal "Kommersant", it is intended to increase the fines of up to 1 million Rubles for the violation against the certification requirments and to limit the promotion of certification services.

Stricter Regulation of EAC and GOST certification in Russia