The biggest difference is that EAC is valid for the entire Customs Union, which for now has 5 member countries: Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia, and Kyrgyzstan. GOST is only valid for Russia and is usually voluntary.
No, you need to build and design according to your own method. We, as the certification body, ensure that you conform to the relative Technical Regulations of the Customs union, and by issuing the EAC certificate prove that your products are safe, and can be imported to the Customs Union.
Yes, the regulations state that the Applicant must be a company or entrepreneurial person that resides in the territory of the Customs Union. If you do not have such a company, because you are a supplier completing an order to another European company, or you have many distributors that you work with, we can assist you with this and provide an Applicant.
If you need to translate any technical documents for your client in Russia; then yes, we can perform all of the necessary translations for you from most European Languages at a very reasonable price
It is valid on a voluntary basis. In addition to the mandatory EAC, you can certify your products according to a voluntary GOST R. GOST is still mandatory as a Fire Safety Certificate as well as for products that fall outside the scope of EAC Technical Regulations.
Each Technical Regulation comprises a list of products that would under either category. The biggest difference is the timing and the compliance required. However, both carry the same validity within the Customs Union.
No, we are not an agent. SERCONS has the necessary accreditation to test and to issue the certificates and declarations ourselves.
It depends. Different certificates have different validities. For example, EAC Certificates and Declarations have validities ranging from a single delivery up to 5 years for serial production. Fire certificates typically have a 3 year validity, as do voluntary GOST certificates. Metrology certificates (PAC) are valid for 5 years.