TR CU 034/2013 On safety of meat and meat products

The Technical Regulation of the customs union TR CU 034/2013 On safety of meat and meat products sets the binding uniform safety requirements that apply to meat and meat products and to related processes of production, storage, disposal, transport and distribution on the market of the EAEU. The rules serve to protect the life and health of humans and animals, the environment and from misleading actions against the consumer.

The Technical Regulation TR CU 034/2013 is intended to ensure uniform application and enforcement of meat and meat products requirements in the customs union, as well as the free movement of goods.

Adopted on Octrober 9, 2013
Came into force on May 1, 2014

Meat and meat products may not enter the EAEU market until they comply with the requirements of this and other EAEU Technical Regulations.

Application area of TR CU 034/2013

The TR CU 034/2013 applies to:

  • slaughterhouse and meat products
  • processes of production, storage, disposal, transport and distribution

TR CU 034/2013 does not apply to:

  • special meat products except for children's food
  • poultry
  • slaughterhouse and meat products produced on the basis of milk and milk products and intended for use in special food (except milk and milk products for children)
  • slaughterhouse and meat products, as well as the related processes of production, storage, transport, and distribution, which are produced by private individuals or private farms, are intended exclusively for private consumption and are therefore not intended for distribution on the EAEU market

The conformity assessment process

The conformity assessment with the requirements of the Technical Regulation TR CU 034/2013 is carried out in the form of EAC Declaration.

Accompanying documents

The supporting documents for meat and meat products must be printed in the Russian language or in the official language of the member state of the customs union. The accompanying documents include:

  • test reports
  • data sheet
  • technical documentation
  • copy of the certificate of conformity
  • copy of the quality management system certificate
  • protocols of the manufacturing audit for serial production

EAC marking

TR CU 034/2013 On safety of meat and meat products

The products declared according to TR CU 034/2013 must be marked with the EAC marking before launch. The mark shall be applied to every package of meat and meat products. In this case, the marking must take place in such a way that it is easily recognizable and legible throughout the entire minimum durability. The accompanying documents must also contain the EAC marking.

Period of validity of the EAC Declaration

The validity of the EAC Declaration for serial production of meat and meat products is 5 years.

TR CU 034/2013 On safety of meat and meat 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 034/2013 On safety of meat and meat 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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