TR CU 017/2011 On safety of light industry products

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.

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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