Posted on Jun 24, 2020CONFORMITY DOCUMENTS FOR FACE- MASKS
The Federal Agency for Technical Regulations and Metrology (Rosstandart) has published clarifications concerning the issuance of documents on the conformity assessment of face masks, which are produced in accordance with technical requirements.
Previously there have been developed and registered technical regulations 13.92.29-005-00302178-2020 "Fac...
Posted on Jun 08, 2020NEW ELECTRONIC REGISTER OF CERTIFICATES
In short: The Ministry of Economic Development of Russia introduced the new procedure of Electronic Register of Certificates. This will increase the transparency of certification procedures and improve the efficiency of control over accredited parties. Certificates with no Inspection Control, doesn’t matter if CB lost its accreditation or not, will...
Posted on May 12, 2020TOTAL CONTROL OF CERTIFICATION
Since 2019, the Federal Accreditation Service of Russia (Rosakkreditatsiya) has taken a course to eliminate from the market those false players who issue Certificates and Declarations without accreditation and audits or simply do not conduct full checks in the business community. The authorities do not hide the fact, that before there were many “bl...
Posted on May 08, 2020REGISTER OF REPRESENTATIVES
The Federal Accreditation Service of Russia (Rosakkreditatsiya) proposes to create a register of Representatives in EEU for foreign manufacturers, in which foreign companies will specify their Representative in the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) in a certification procedure.
The idea is to update and make transparent the system of R...
Posted on May 05, 2020THE APPLICANT`S ADDRESS HAS CHANGED?
Re-issue of the Certificate, if the address of the Applicant has changed?
On January 16, 2020, the Federal Accreditation Service of Russia (Rosakkreditatsiya) published a short summary of the meeting on implementation of the decision on standard conformity assessment schemes.
It was stated that existing regulations do not require replacing the Cert...
Posted on Apr 27, 2020ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION OF DECLARATIONS OF CONFORMITY
In short: starting from March 2020 Certification bodies are allowed to certify only products, falling under Certification group: (underwear, socks, RTW for kids ect). Authorities recommend Applicants to register DoC by themself, without involvement of third parties. Even if this service is for free, it has however some hidden problems leading to t...
Posted on Apr 21, 2020RUSSIA HAS SHIFTED DEADLINES OF GOVERNMENT CONTROL
In short: The Authorities has postponed for 6 months the deadlines for Government Control over the Certification Bodies and Laboratories working in the field of mandatory conformity assessment.
On April 3, 2020, Russia adopted the Resolution No. 440 “On extension of the validity of Accreditation and other aspects with regard to certification activi...
Posted on Apr 19, 2020IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS FOR THE AUDIT
Implementation of international standards for the Auditing of management systems.
Results of the Technical Committee 079 on Conformity Assessment in 2019: there have been implemented 3 international standards for the Auditing of management systems and Conformity assessment.
The following international documents have been translated into Russian la...
Posted on Apr 17, 2020REMOTE AUDIT CONTROL
In short: On April 16, 2020, the working group of conformity assessment in Russia took decision to create recommendations on remote audit control due to the spread of coronavirus infection COVID-19. In the document will be listed recommendations for Certification Bodies on the rules of inspection control and analysis of manufacturing conditions in...
Posted on Apr 07, 2020MEASURES FOR CERTIFICATION DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation have issued recommendations on temporary measures for certification process, carrying out inspection control, sampling (and audit control) and other planned activities in response to the pandemic epidemiological situation ...
Posted on Mar 09, 2020REGULATORY CHANGES IN RUSSIA IN 2020
There are over 9,000 regulatory acts in Russia that establish mandatory requirements for product quality assessment, many of them are outdated and have not been reviewed for over 20 years.
On January 15, 2019, Prime Minister D. Medvedev voiced the idea of the “regulatory guillotine” in Russia. The goal is to revise the mandatory requirements that P...
Posted on Feb 28, 2020STRATEGY OF THE RUSSIAN CERTIFICATION POLICY FOR 2020- 2030
Effective consumer protection is crucial for creating a fair, transparent and competitive market. One of the priorities of the strategy is to ensure that the consumers access safe goods that comply with mandatory requirements.
To stimulate production models that can meet the needs and new requirements of consumers, the new was proposed:
- define t...
Posted on Feb 27, 2020ISO/IEC 17025-2019 “REQUIREMENTS FOR LABORATORIES”
On August 9, 2019 was adopted the International standard GOST ISO/IEC 17025-2019 “General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories”. The document came into force as the national standard on September 1, 2019.
It was established a three-year period for the transition of testing and calibration laboratories to the new v...
Posted on Feb 19, 2020IMPROVEMENT OF THE CERTIFICATION STANDARDS
Consumers are paying more and more attention to the quality and safety of purchased products. It leads to the improvement of quality of services on conformity assessment, hence development of new international standards. Besides, there is a growing demand for the activity and responsibility of accredited Certification Bodies (CB) and Laboratories....
Posted on Feb 16, 2020CRIMINAL LIABILITY BY VIOLATION OF THE CERTIFICATION ASSESSMENT IN RUSSIA
According to the changes in the Criminal code of the Russian Federation, if a certificate of conformity (CoC), declaration of conformity (DoC) or test report is found to have been issued violating certification requirements, it may result in criminal penalties. In case the certificate is recognized as issued with violations, The Russian Federal Ser...