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QMCert is the company that Clients want to work with when dealing with Product Conformity Assessment and Certification requirements for Russian Market. Simply because no one care more about the quality of services and no one is more customers oriented than us.

Customs Union & Requirements


Russia – Belarus – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Armenia – 5 countries built in 2010 a Customs Union and a single economic area. The old national sets of rules (GOST) have been replaced with new Technical Regulations of the Customs Union. The technical regulations, known as TR CU, provides a harmonized set of rules concerning product certification within the whole Customs Union area. The procedure of conformity assessment is needed for products produced within and outside of the Customs Union.

EAC сertification

Products included in the Technical Regulations can only be imported with a Certificate or a Declaration of Conformity according to Customs Union Law. All products, which require conformity assessment have to be marked with the logo EAC (EurAsian Conformity). Therefore, at the time of customs clearance, the products must be properly labeled with EAC label and contain the information on the label in Russian language.

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Representative within Customs Union:

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it is mandatory for foreign manufacturers with no Russian representative to have an official representative company that is registered within Customs Union and will be responsible for quality and conformity according to the TR regulation of products sold within the CU market. Manufacturers without representative face problems in obtaining certification for serial production valid for more than 1 Year. A company acting as representative of the manufacturer is an official applicant to the conformity assessment procedure and is shown on all Certificates and Declarations. There is a risk that a foreign manufacturer becomes fully dependent on its representative, because legally seen this company is the „owner“ of Certificates.

Providing a serious representative to our clients is one of our strongest advantages. Our Russian legal team of 3 Russian lawyers, specializing on Certification Legislation, will be happy to support our clients in all requests.

Implications of New Regulations

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Significant changes from July 2018 and its impact: Starting from July 2018 major changes in Russian Law have been introduced. The new regulation is essentially based on creating transparency in the whole Certification System. The main reason of changing the rules was to hold the producers responsible for testing their own products and take away these activities from Russian importers.

  • Samples for testing and correct testing procedure before issuance of Certificates. Before Certificates are issued, samples of tests and the correct testing procedures of the finished labeled product must be sent to a Russian laboratory for testing. The registration of samples in the Customs system before testing is a mandatory requirement of the Russian Government. Accredited in the Customs Union laboratories conduct conformity assessments according to all required law parameters. Correct testing procedure will be continually controlled by the government, which causes time delays in the whole Certification process: the duration of testing takes up to 5-6 weeks.
  • The electronic registration of conformity documents contract copies between representative and manufacturer, shipment of samples, test reports, signed draft of declarations or certificates must be uploaded into the customs system before issuance of original certificates.
  • Full liability of the Russian Applicant and Certification Bodies Russian buyer used to obtain the certificates by themselves. Starting from summer 2018 certification bodies are blacklisted if they do not perform legal activities, causing accreditation recalls of about 80% by Russian labs over the last year. The Russian representative (Applicant for Certificates) is also fully liable for the document’s compliance with Russian Regulations. The main purpose of these policy was to render the producers responsible for the testing and certification procedures.

Procedure of Pre-customs Release without Certificates

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Continual control by the government causes delays in the whole Certification process. The Russian customs authorities introduced a new procedure of pre-customs release. This is a kind of a confirmation from the Certification Body, which is temporarily sufficient for the import of goods in Russia, as long as the issuance of the certificates by the Certification Body is pending.

The goods will be “conditionally” released at customs. However, there is an obligation of providing EAC Certificates or Declarations to the Russian customs authority within 45 days. Goods released “conditionally” are prohibited for transfer to third parties, including their sale in any other way.

The Swiss quality of our service is our highest priority, which is reflected in our every-day activities. Transparency, trust and customer orientation is our main promise to our clients. We stick to and protect our values. If you feel passionate about it,

and win a trusted partner for the Russian Market.

Russian office:

QMCert Russia GmbH,

Malaya Morskaya 11, Sankt-Petersburg, Russia

T: 007 977 482 28 38



German office:

QMCert Germany GmbH,

Stiftsbogen 18, 81375 München, DE, Germany

T: 0049 178 968 80 44