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The Technical Regulation TR CU 017/2011 On safety of light industry products sets the obligatory requirements for products of the light industry, such as clothing and shoes, with the aim of protecting people's lives and health. In addition, the regulation provides preventive measures regarding behavior that might irritate consumers.

The Technical Regulation was developed to establish uniform and binding requirements for light industry products and to enable the free movement of products within the Eurasian Customs Union.

The conformity assessment procedure and the conformity marking are provided for each product of the light industry.

The compliance with the requirements of the Technical Regulation TR CU 017/2011 On safety of light industry products is a prerequisite for successful access to the markets of Russia and the EAEU.

Adopted on December 9, 2011
Came into force on July 1, 2012

Until December 31, 2012, it was possible to introduce products of the light industry into the customs union, if the products met the requirements of national conformity rules such as GOST. From 2013 onwards only products certified or declared according to the TR CU 017/2011 may be placed on the market.

Application area of TR CU 017/2011 On safety of light industry products

The Technical Regulation TR CU 017/2011 On safety of light industry products extends to the following products:

  • textiles
  • clothing
  • machine-made carpets and floor coverings
  • leather goods
  • felt and non-woven goods
  • shoes
  • fur and garments made of fur
  • imitation leather

From the 28th of September 2016 onwards the following products are also subject to conformity assessment:

  • kitchen and table linen
  • towels and bath towels
  • cloths and towels

Detailed requirements for the products are listed in Annex I of the Technical Regulation TR CU 017/2011.

According to TR CU 017/2011 no conformity assessment is needed for:

According to TR CU 017/2011 the following pieces are subject to the EAC Declaration:

  • mid or shell layer
  • hosiery
  • fabrics and materials for underwear, bed linen and towels
  • clothes made of leather and fur
  • knitwear
  • headwear
  • shoes, except felt shoes
  • machine-made carpets and floor coverings

According to TR CU 017/2011 the following pieces are subject to EAC Certification:

  • underwear, corsets and swimwear
  • bed linen
  • arm and leg wear

The period of validity of the conformity certificates, EAC Declaration or EAC Certificate is up to five years.

EAC marking

TR CU 017/2011 On safety of light industry products

The products, which have been confirmed to comply with the requirements of TR CU 017/2011, are to be marked with the EAC marking of the customs union and be supplemented by the following mandatory specifications:

  • product name
  • country of origin
  • information about the manufacturer or authorized representative
  • size
  • composition
  • trademark (if available)
  • EAC marking
  • warranty
  • date of manufacture
  • serial number (if required)
  • care instructions

The information must be provided in Russian or the official language of one of the countries of the Eurasian Union in which the product was manufactured.

Placing products without corresponding marking on the market can be punished with a fine and confiscation.

Period of validity of the EAC Declaration

The validity of the EAC declaration for products of the light industry is 5 years.

TR CU 017/2011 On safety of light industry products in 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 017/2011 On safety of light industry products.

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.

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