In our article of May 24, 2021, CCIS-EXPERTISE informed its readers about the upcoming obligation of indicating GLN and GTIN codes during the registration of Declarations of Conformity (EAC Declarations). On June 21, 2021, the Decree No. 936 of June 19, 2021 of the Government of the Russian Federation officially entered into force, approving the amendments to the procedure for registration of declarations of conformity, including the extension of the transition period for the optional indication of the GLN code until September 1, 2021.
Following the entry into force of the Decree No. 935 of the Government of the Russian Federation of June 19, 2021, important amendments are provided for the procedure for registration of certificates of conformity, for the procedure for establishment and maintenance of the Unified Register of certificates of conformity. The changes also concern declarations of conformity.
The suggested amendment stipulates that the validity period of State Registration certificates issued before May 5, 2020, and replaced during their validity because of one of the below reasons (without additional texts), shall be limited to May 5, 2023.
On March 18, 2021, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) published a report on its official website presenting the results of the meeting of the members of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). The topic of digitization of compliance documents in the domain of certification was at the heart of the discussion during this working session.
Since January 1, 2021, the Applicant has acquired the right to deliver EAC declarations without going through the Certification Body. The registration procedure consists in signing a conformity document with a personal electronic signature.
On April 30, 2021, the draft amendment to the Technical Regulation CU TR 032/2013 "On safety of pressure equipment" became subject to public discussion that will continue until July 30, 2021. This draft defines the changes related to the format of conformity documents, schemes and conformity assessment procedures approved by Decision No. 44 of the EEC Council dated 18 April 2018.
On May 18, 2021, CCIS-EXPERTISE took part in the regular meeting of the Customs and Transport Committee on "New rules of maintenance of the register of Declarations of Conformity and presentation of the information contained therein" organized in Moscow by CCI France Russie in collaboration with the official representatives of RosAccreditation.
By the Decree No. 1957 of the Government of the Russian Federation approved on December 31, 2019 the labelling of certain products with Data Matrix code (QR code) has become mandatory since October 1, 2020. From now on, all products manufactured or imported into Russia must be registered in the "CHESTNY ZNAK" ("HONEST SIGN") system and their packaging must contain a QR code.
In 2021, there are two new changes to take into account by companies willing to export consumer goods and industrial equipment on the Eurasian market (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan).
On January 10, 2021, the Decision No. 127 of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) adopted on December 23, 2020 entered into force, approving temporary measures for the certification of mass-produced goods in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Several amendments were introduced to the Decision No. 44 of the EEC Council of April 18, 2018, which established standard schemes for the conformity assessment of products.