Technical Regulation CU TR 018/2011 on the safety of wheeled vehicles: main definitions
Technical Regulation CU TR 018/2011 on the safety of wheeled vehicles adopted in the framework of the Customs Union between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan by the Decree No. 877 of December 09, 2011 of the Commission of the Customs Union came into force on January 01, 2015.
Scope and relevant products
CU TR 018/2011 establishes requirements for:
- wheeled vehicles of categories L, M, N and O are designed for use on public roads (hereinafter - the vehicles);
- components of vehicles that have an impact on the safety of vehicles
A detailed list of products subject to CU TR 018/2011 is indicated in Annex No. 1 of this regulation.
The requirements of CU TR 018/2011 shall not apply to vehicles:
- having a maximum speed of not more than 25 km / h;
- intended exclusively for participation in competitive sports;
- categories L and M1, since the release date of which have passed 30 or more years, as well as categories M2, M3 and N, not intended for commercial transportation of passengers and cargo, since the release date of which have passed 50 or more years, with the original engine, carbody and if available - frame, stored or restored to its original condition;
- imported into the common customs territory of the Customs Union (currently Eurasian Economic Union) for a period not exceeding 6 months, and placed under the customs regimes that do not allow expropriation;
- imported into the common customs territory of the Customs Union (currently Eurasian Economic Union) as personal property by individuals who are members of national government programs aimed at assisting the voluntary resettlement of persons residing abroad, or recognized in the prescribed manner as refugees or internally displaced persons;
- belonging to the diplomatic and consular missions, international (intergovernmental) organizations, who possess privileges and immunities in accordance with the generally recognized principles and norms of the international law, as well as staff of these offices (organizations) and their families;
- off-road heavy-duty vehicles, etc.
Prior to launching vehicles and their components onto the Customs Union market, the manufacturer / representative should:
- comply with the basic health and safety requirements mentioned in the Technical Regulation CU TR 018/2011
- apply procedures for conformity assessment
- obtain conformity documents: certificate of conformity or register the type of vehicle or chassis, as well as make sure that the latter is included in products
- make sure that products bear the EAC mark
In practice, any products coming onto the Customs Union markets (sales outlets and commissioning sites) after customs clearance should include originals / certified copies of certificates of conformity.