TR CU 005/2011 On safety of packaging

The technical regulation TR CU 005/2011 On safety of packaging determines the requirements regarding the processes of keeping, transporting and recycling packaging, with the aim of protecting the life and health of humans, property, and the environment.

In accordance with these requirements, packaging is to be designed and manufactured in such a way that, when used as intended, the risks arising from the construction, materials, the chemical durability or the density are minimized.

In addition, the TR CU 005/2011 also specifies labeling requirements, conformity assessment procedures and a limit of harmful substances which may not be surpassed.

The compliance with the requirements of the technical regulation TR CU 005/2011 On safety of packaging of all types of packaging is one of the prerequisites for successful access to the Russian and Eurasian market.

Adopted on August 16, 2011
Came into force on July 1, 2012

Until February 15, 2014 the circulation of packaging certified according to national standards of the members of the customs union was allowed. After February 15, 2014 the technical regulation TR CU 005/2011 rendered the national standards of technical regulation such as GOST or Russian regulations definitively void.

Application area of TR CU 005/2011 On safety of packaging

The technical regulation TR CU 005/2011 covers all types of packaging in circulation in the Eurasian Economic Union. In part it also effects packaging which is created by manufacturers of other products. For such packaging only the rules regarding the labeling and disposal of the material applies. It is not subject to EAC declaration.

According to TR CU 005/2011 the following devices are subject to the EAC Declaration:

The conformity assessment of packaging is carried out exclusively in the form of the EAC declaration and is mandatory. The EAC certification is not intended for packaging.

According to TR CU 005/2011 no conformity assessment is needed for packaging of:

  • medical equipment
  • medications
  • pharmaceutical products
  • tobacco
  • dangerous goods

EAC marking

TR CU 005/2011 On safety of packaging

The products that have been confirmed to conform with the requirements of TR CU 005/2011 are marked with the EAC sign of the customs union. Placing a product on the market without corresponding marking can be punished with a fine or confiscation.

In addition it is necessary to apply a label identifying material, scope of application and recycling instructions.

Period of validity of the EAC certificate

The certificate for serial production is valid for 5 years.

TR CU 005/2011 On safety of packaging in the Russian language


We would be pleased to advise you professionally and competently on the EAC certification or declaration. We will verify free of charge whether your products are subject to the conformity certification obligation according to TR CU 005/2011 On safety of packaging.

In our video, we explain what an EAC Certification is and how and where to certify or declare your products for the introduction on the EAEU market.

The EAC Certification and the EAC Declaration are complex procedures that attest your products the conformity with the technical regulations of the EAEU and require a lot of know-how. Schmidt & Schmidt will support you with the certification of your products for the EAEU market.

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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