GOST R Certificate of Conformity is an official document confirming compliance of goods that are subject to certification of standard quality and safety. These are specified by current regulations (GOST standards and technical regulations of the Russian Federation).
The GOST R system dates back to the time of the Soviet Union. At present, this system still remains relevant and is used within the territory of the Russian Federation. At the same time, the technical regulation was designed to harmonize national standards and resulted in reforming the competitive growth of native producers in Russia in accordance with the relevant federal law.
Technical Regulations of Eurasian Customs Union (TR CU) of EAC Certification replace the old GOST system.
The Russian Federation adopted an ordinance in February 2010 that determined which products are subject to mandatory certification, and which products require only a declaration. The products that need only a declaration may be additionally certified on a voluntary basis. The certificate obtained is a full confirmation of compliance for specific products to the standards of quality and safety specified by current regulations.
WHEN THE GOST R CERTIFICATE CAN BE USED?
- When goods are imported into the territory of the Russian Federation, which require customs clearance
- Sales on the market or through trading networks
The EAC Certificate is an official document confirming the absolute compliance of a specific product with the requirements determined in the Technical Regulations (TR CU). Only a Certification Body with direct accreditation from the Government Agency can issue a certificate. The Certificates of Conformity were introduced as a result of the implementation of the standardization system reform, in accordance with the Federal Law No. 184 “On Technical Regulation” of 2002.
This law also determines the regulations for Certificates of Conformity issue; its main identifying feature is the specific procedure required. The law lists specifically which products are subject to certification.
VOLUNTARY GOST R CERTIFICATION
A voluntary certification follows the same procedure. However, the applying company has the ability to choose the products in this case. The time required to execute a certificate may take up to 7 days, and depends on the type of product(s) being certified and the type of certificate required or selected.
A valid certificate represents product reliability and increases consumer demand. Many businesses certify their products for compliance with techinal regulations or GOST R aimed to increase sales levels and competitiveness, even when certification is solely voluntary.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR GOST R CERTIFICATION PROCEDURE
- Application form
- Technical description of the product and its scope of use
- Quality documentation
One time delivery:
- Application form
- Copy of the contract
- Registration documents
- Technical documentation
SERCONS is a Certification Body that has the required accreditation from the Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology System (Rostechregulation) and the authority to issue GOST R and EAC Certificates of Conformity according to Technical Regulations of Eurasian Customs Union.