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Eurasian union (ex Customs union) : Armenia, Belarus, Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Kirghizistan

Certification and products compliance

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Certification and products compliance

Questions

Certification and products compliance

Which CU TR / EAEU TR applicable for your product ?

Certification and products compliance

Questions

Who delivers an EAC certificate or an EAC declaration ?

EAC Certificate of Conformity or CU TR Certificate of Conformity or EAEU TR Certificate of Conformity is a certificate of product conformity with the requirements of the technical regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union. It is an official document certifying that the products comply with all mandatory quality and safety requirements established by the technical regulations in the territory of the Eurasian Union.

EAC Certificates of Conformity are issued by accredited certification bodies for the products that are included in the scope of their accreditation and are listed in the register of accredited bodies.

It is the Applicant (the manufacturer's representative) established in one of the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) who must draw up and register an EAC declaration of conformity, except for EAC declarations for cosmetic products, which are registered by an accredited third-party certification body. It should be noted that the Applicant can be a legal entity, or an individual entrepreneur established on the territory of the Eurasian Union and having signed a representation agreement with the manufacturer.

One of the subsidiaries of CCIS-EXPERTISE acts as Applicant, which allows it to receive EAC certificates or register independently EAC declarations on behalf of foreign manufacturers.

How can an EAC certificate and an EAC declaration can be obtained ?

The certificate of conformity is obtained after completing the certification procedure (presentation of the certification file, audit of the manufacturing site (if applicable), testing of samples) in one of the accredited certification bodies. Manufacturers registered outside the territory of the Eurasian Economic Union must have a representative or applicant (a legal entity or individual entrepreneur established on the territory of the Eurasian Union and having signed a representation contract with the manufacturer).

In general, the registration of the EAC Declaration of Conformity is carried out by the Applicant established in the territory of the Eurasian Union. The Applicant registers the EAC declaration in the declaration register and presents the proof of conformity such as technical file, test reports, representation contract, customs declaration regarding the sending of samples for testing, registration documents of the Applicant.

Is EAC equal to CE ?

EAC stands for Eurasian Conformity. This sign indicates that the product complies with the requirements of the technical regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). A CE marking indicates that the product complies with the requirements of the European standards and the manufacturer has the right to sell the goods on the territory of the European Union.

There is no mutual recognition between the European and Eurasian Union standards, therefore the conformity assessment procedure is required in order to put the products on both markets.

Does Russia require CE mark ?

The Certificate CE (European Certificate) is required for the goods circulating on the territory of member states of this Union. As Russia is not the member of the European Union the goods circulating on its territory do not require the CE mark. 

Does Ukraine need CE ?

Nowadays, the Ukraine is building up a certification system based on Technical Regulations that resemble the European Directives. As there is no recognition between the local and European standards it is necessary to obtain a Ukrainian conformity document if one wants to import and sell products there. However, having a CE certificate will accelerate the local certification. In this case it would be required to find the local Ukrainian norms instead of choosing them based on product description.

How much does EAC cost ?

There are several factors that define the costs related to the EAC certification, most importantly, the type of technical regulation, the certification scheme, the procedure, etc. Generally speaking, the price of certification consists of the costs for the processing of the technical file, the audit (if applicable), testing, as well as the costs of representation of a manufacturer located outside of the Eurasian Union also known as Applicant service.

What does EAEU stand for ?

EAEU - Eurasian Economic Union, an international organization which is based on the economic integration of its member states, established on May 29, 2014. Today it consists of the following members: Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia which constitute a single customs union. The main objective of the union is unification of the legal frameworks for the free movement and trade of goods within a customs union, which contributes to the mutual development of the economies of the member states.

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The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)

The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is a regional organisation with its administrative center in Minsk (Belarus) and Russian as working language. 

It consists of 9 members (countries of the former Soviet Republics): Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan; and Ukraine as participating country. 

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The Eurasian Economic Union

The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU or EAEU) is an international organization of regional economic integration having its own legal standing. It is the successor to the Eurasian Economic Community (EvrAsEs) and was established by the signing of the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union on 29 May 2014. The Treaty came into force on 1 January 2015.

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How to export to Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union ?  

Formerly, products sold in Russia were covered under the GOST R standards, which were developed after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The regulatory document that the company applied for was called the GOST R certificate. 

The evaluation of conformity was carried out basing on the national standards of the states members of the Customs Union: Certificate of conformity GOST R Certificate of conformity TRDeclaration of conformity GOST R Declaration of conformity TR for Russia, Certificate of conformity GOST B for Belarus, certificate of conformity GOST K for Kazakhstan.

In August 2013 the EAC (Eurasian Conformity) marking, which proves the conformity of products / equipment in the Eurasian zone, was introduced. Nowadays local and imported goods are subject to a new procedure of putting on the market of the Eurasian Economic Union (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kirghizstan). The new procedure is called the system of certification and lies in the development of 66 technical regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union (CU TR or TR TC) 34 of which has already come into force.

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