12.2021  Safety Justification


A Safety Justification is an auxiliary document similar to technical file for Directive 2006/42/EC.

This document is obligatory as part of the documents necessary for EAC-Certification according

to CU TR 010/2010 “Machinery” and CU TR 032/2013 “Pressure Equipment”.

It contains the risk assesment and process and all operational and technical documentation.

It accompanies the machines and/or equipment at all stages of the life cycle.


The Safety Justification will be issued by our experts in Russian and it is based


on other available documents in Russian which they have to receive from the manufacturer/exporter.



10.2021  Certification Surveillance - CS with test-reports


Since travelling is still difficult for the Russian experts because of Corona, the Certification

Surveillance for EAC-Certificates with validity of several years, at the moment has to be

done with test-reports by accredited Russian loboratories.


We would like to explain you the procedure in short as follows:

- Per Certificate one test-report has to be issued by an accredited Russian laboratory

- Normally sample-tests are not necessary and some documents are sufficient like

   e.g. copies of Customs Declarations for already imported goods, photos of all goods,

   Russian manuals/instructions/datasheets


- Additionally our experts prepare an Declaration that has to be signed

- A Certification Surveillance takes about 2-3 weeks after reiceipt of all documents

   (the issue of the test-reports needs most of the time)

- Then our experts file everything to the Electronic Registry of the FSA
   (Federal Service on Accreditation)

- As soon as the CS is finished (it means the validity of the EAC-Certificates was confirmed),

   the client will receive an official letter and scanned copies of the test-reports 




08.2021  Technical Passport


Normally a Russian Technical Passport is issued according to GOST 2.610 or 2.601.

It is often asked by Russian or Customs Union clients and sometimes it is necessary

for Certification.


It generally has to consist the following information:


- basic information about the product and technical data;
- completeness;
- resources, terms of service and storage and manufacturer's (supplier's) warranties;
- conservation;
- certificate of packaging;
- certificate of acceptance;
- movement of the product in operation (if necessary);
- repair and accounting of work according to bulletins and instructions (if necessary);
- notes on operation and storage (if necessary);
- information about disposal;
- special marks;
Unit-specific details like serial-number etc. can also be added later 


In order to issue a Russian Technical Passport a Russian operation manual and complete
technical information abou the product(s) is necessary.
If you need a technical Passport for your products/equipment, please do not hesitate to contact us.


07.2021  CU TR 041 "On safety of chemical products"


It was planned that the new Technical Regulation of the Customs Union CU TR 041

"On Safety of chemical products" should come into force this summer, but according

to new information this is probably postponed until November 2022.


This means, that e.g. chemical products that are not used in the food-industry,

maybe will not need certification. This has to be checked per product.


Please contact us if you want us to check if your products need certification or not.



06.2021 IMPORTANT - Certification Surveillance for EAC-Certificates


For EAC-Certificates of Conformity with a validity of 1-5 years (serial certification)

from now on an annual Certification Surveillance is obligatory according to the

Technical Regulations of the Customs Union!

It is necessary to ensure that the product characertistics and factory quality standards

are still in good shape to maintain the validity of the Certification.


From 21.09.2021 the certification bodies have to file evidences of Certification

Surveillance to the electronic Registry of the Federal Service on Accreditation (FSA).

If the CS is not performed in due time, the EAC-Certificates will be cancelled

automatically by the autorities in 30 days !!!


CS has to be performed either in a form of samples-testing or with a factory-audit

(a visit by Russian experts to the producer's factory).

Please note: This procedure does NOT apply to EAC-DECLARATIONS or 1-lot

EAC-Certificates (single delivery)!


Please contact us, if you have any questions about this new procedure.

We are collecting all important information at the moment.



05.2021 Public holidays in Russia


In Russia, public holidays are regulated differently than in Central Europe.

For example, now in May, many Russian people are having holidays from May 1st

until May 10th. The reason for this are two public holidays on May 1st and May 9th.

These two days are on a weekend this year. In Russia it is regulated by law that if

a public holiday falls on a weekend, the following working-day will be off work.

At the same time it is possible that working-days can be put on a weekend so that

it is possible to have several days off without interruption. 



04.2021 EAC-EX-Certificate according to CU TR 012/2011


An EAC-EX-Certification according to CU TR 012/2011 ("Safety of equipment operating in

explosive athmospheres") is one of the most strict EAC-Certifications. 


Obligatory are a factory-audit at producer's site (because of the Corona-situation it is possible

virtually at the moment, but very probably the real company-visit has to be done afterwards),

sample-tests (by an accredited Russian laboratory) and annual inspections!

Besides a very good documentation about the products is necessary like e.g. technical

datasheets, Russian manuals and often also Technical Passports in Russian. These we can

issue for you according to the present conditions based on the Russian documents received

from you. 


For an offer for an EAC-EX-Certifixcation or other EAC-Certifications, please do not hesitate

to contact us.



03.2021 GTIN + GLN for registration of EAC-Documents 


GTIN means "Global Trade Item Number" (for identity of products)

GLN means "Global Location Number" (individual company number)

Both numbers are obligatory for forgein producers since 01.01.2021. They are necessary

for registration of EAC-Certificates and EAC-Declarations and will also be mentioned on

these documents. But since it is still quite complicated to apply for these numbers and

then to receive them, there is a transition period until 01.07.2021.



02.2021 Changes in registrations of EAC-Declarations of Conformity 


Certification-bodies will no longer be able to register EAC-Declarations!
(For EAC-Certificates the process stays the same!) 

The whole process has to be done by the Applicant directly. The Applicant/Certificate-holder

always must be a Russian or Customs Union legal entity (e.g. importers, local offices of foreign

companies etc.) with official registration.  


The certification-process however is quite complicated and therefore the assistance of the

Certification Body is still required and necessary. Our Russian partner-company has an own

company that is acting as Applicant/Certificate-holder (for certifications with validity of several

years/serial certifications)!


We would like to explain the certification-procedure as follows:

The Applicant/Certificate-holder has to apply for an electronic key signature, register themselves,

create a profile in FSA (Federal Service on Accreditation) and get encrypting tokens. This takes

several weeks and it has to be done only once.


Of course, the Applicant bears the complete responsibility for the completeness of all prepared

documents. So the Applicant should have an employee who can read the norms and regulations,

selects the appropriate norms, finds a testing laboratory, gets test-reports etc. 

Besides, the registration of an EAC-Declaration is quite complicated.


All these things can be done by us together with our Russian partner-company acting

as Applicant/Certificate-holder (for serial certifications)!




01.2021 Pattern Approval Certificate of Measuring Instruments (PAC)


A Pattern Approval Certificate of Measuring Instruments (PAC) is a Certificate, which is

issued by the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology (Rosstandart) and

which will be registered in the State Register. It is only valid in the Russian Federation.


This document confirms that the measurement device satisfies the reguirements of the

Russian Federation.


Normally the PCA has a validity of 5 years and consists of the Certificate, the Type 

Description (with detailed technical and metrological information on the product) and

the Verification Algorithm (is required for the annual certification procedure).


In order to issue the PCA a set of documents must be verified (e.g. also an EAC-Certificate

is necessary) and the products have to be tested in Russia.

The whole process takes several months and is very strict.


Please contact us for more detailed information.




12.2020 CU TR 032/2013 "On safety of equipment which works under pressure"


We are often asked if a certification according to CU TR 032/2013 "On safety of equipment

which works under pressure" is necessary. 


For example, this CU TR is only applicable to vessels but not to equipment that contains

vessels. If a certification is obligatory also depends on the HS-code (customs-code). 


If you have any questions or if you want us to check if you need a certification according

to this CU TR for your product please do not hesitate to contact us.




11.2020 Certificate-holder/applicant EAC-Certifications


For EAC-Certifications the certificate-holder/applicant always has to be a Russian company

or a company with official registration in the Customs Union.


For 1-lot / single-delivery Certifications, the certificate-holder always is the e.g. Russian




For Certifications with validity of several years (serial certifications) we offer the possibility

that our Russian partner-company acts as certificate-holder/applicant! That gives you many

advantages because with the EAC-Documents you can deliver to different importers/clients

in the Customs Union during the validity of the Certificates!



As well as for 1-lot and serial certifications a so-called Representation Contract and Application

have to be issued. Both documents you will receive prepared from us. The Representation

Contract has to be signed by both the certificate-holder and the supplier/manufacturer.

The Application will be signed only by the certificate-holder.



If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.




10.2020 Changes single delivery / 1-lot-Certifications


Until now it was usually the case that for so-called single delivery / 1-lot Certifications for

a specific delivery only documents were required (like e.g. application, delivery-contract,

detailed information on the products etc.).


Meanwhile, however, certain single delivery Certifications according to the official Technical

Regulations of the Customs Union also require product-tests! The issued test-reports then

are necessary for the issue of the EAC-documents.  


Since the Russian experts are still not allowed to travel due to the Corona-crisis to do the

product-tests directly at location of the producer/exporter, the procedure of a single delivery

Certification (where product-checks are obligatory) would be as follows at the moment:


- The producer/exporter prepares the delivery of the products

- Then our experts will prepare a "Customs Release Letter" so that the importer will

   be able to make customs clearance without EAC-Certificate/Declaration

- After that the products are delivered and our experts have to check exactly these

   delivered products at the importer's site

- Finally our experts prepare the test-reports and the EAC-documents will be issued

   and registered



09.2020 Virtual audit (Part 2)


In consultation with the producer, the virtual audit will be well-prepared, so that the

actual video-conference between the producer and the Russian experts will be kept

relatively short.


The producer prepares a short company-video and works on an extensive document

check-list in advance.


During the video-conference open questions will be clarified and, depending on the


type of certification and the products, the sample selection process will take place.



08.2020 Virtual audit


For many certifications (especially for certifications with a validity of several years /

serial certifications) a company-visit by Russian experts at the factory of the producer

is obligatory. Bute because of the present Corona-virus situation the Russian experts

are not allowed to travel at the moment.


As long there is still a travel-ban, it is possible that the experts do a video-conference

with the producer. But there are strict regulations for such a video audit and many

documents etc. have to be checked in advance.

If also sample-tests are obligatory the experts have to see during the virtual audit the

samples (with model-names, markings and serials-numbers) that later will be sent to

Russia for tests by the producer.


But a virtual audit does not replace a real company-visit. As soon as the experts will 

be allowed to travel again they have to do the company-visit on site as quickly as possible. 



07.2020 Decision of Exempt



If a product did not need any Certification for export, a Negative Statement (a

letter from a Certification Body) was issued. But meanwhile the Customs often 

does not accept these any more.


Therefore, a so-called official Decision of Exempt will be issued! For this, the

Certification Body first makes an Application form and registers it in their database

and also in the database of the FSA (Federal Service for Accreditation). After that

they take the official Decision that this Application cannot be taken into work

because the product does not require any approval. Normally, this document is

accepted much better by the Customs.


If your are interested in an Decision of Exempt or would like to check if your

product(s) require a Certification or not, please contact us.




06.2020 Corona news


The situation in Russia at the moment is still quite serious. For more than 2 months

now, many areas are affected by a lockdown, which is now loosend bit by bit. Large

companies and constructions sites go back to work and also some citizen offices open

again. However, many companies and authorities are still partially closed and many

employees work from home. 



Of course, this can cause some delays in certifications. For that reason the Customs

Union has decided that planned inspection-controls for serial certificates may be

postponed up to 6 months. But this only applies to existing certificates. 


Also company-visits abroad still cannot take place. This depends of Russia and the EC,

if and when the certification experts are allowed to travel again. We will keep you

posted on this.


In the meantime, however, the normal work on certifications continue. Documents

can be checked, test-reports issued etc.  



04.2020 Corona-situation

Even with the Corona-situation you can still contact us for questions and offers,

of course. We are in contact with our Russian colleagues and can give you the

necessary information.

The only thing that is not possible at the moment are company-audits by the

Russian experts in EU-countries because the travel-ban is at least valid until

01st of May 2020. 




03.2020 Technical Regulation TR CU 037/2016 comes into effect


Since 01.03.2020 the Technical Regulation of the Customs Union TR CU 037/2016

came into force ("On the restriction of the use of hazardous substances in electrical

equipment/devices"). Please see also position 11.2019 below.



This Regulation can be compared with EC-Regulation 2011/65/EU (RoHS).



02.2020 EAC-Certification according to TR CU 010/2011


The Certification (EAC-Certificate) according to TR CU 010/2011
"On Safety of machines and equipment" is necessary for following



- Household wood working equipment
- All-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles and their trailers

- Garage equipment for motor vehicles and trailers
- Agricultural machines
- Small-size mechanized machines for garden and forestry,

   including forstry electric machines
- Machines for livestock, poultry farming and feed-processing
- Mechanized construction and assembly instruments
- Engineering equipment for timer logging and timber rafting:

   petrol swas, electric chains saws

- Technological equipment for commerce, catering and public kitchens
- Equipment for stripping and cleaning works and lining of mine workings:

   mining combines, mechanized complexes, mechanizes supports for shafts,

   pneumatic instruments

- Sinking equipment for mines:

   sinking combines for coal and rock, metal lining for excavation
- Equipment for shaft running and mine transport:
   drag mining conveyors, belt mining conveyors,
   winding amchines for mines and hoiste for ore mines
- Equipment fro drilling boreholes and wells, equipment for charging

   and tamping blast holes:

   pneumatic hammers (drilling hammers), drilling machines in mining industry,

   drilling installations

- Equipment for ventilation and dust retaining:

   Mining fans, dust retaining and dust extraction devices, oxygen compressors

- Load lifting machines, loas lifting cranes

There are other product-groups for which an EAC-Declaration is necessary.

We can check for you of your products need a certification according

to TR CU 011/2011.  



01.2020 Certification-controls


Also in the new year we would like to inform you about news and questions

regarding certifications in Russia and the Customs Union.

The conditions for the issue of certificates became more and more strict during

the last years. Besides, the certification-authorities are controlled very thoroughly
by the State. We can inform you that our Russian certification-agencies and 
experts are accredited by the responsible authorities and that you are on the

safe side with our certificates.


If you are interested in an offer for certification of your products for export or

use in Russia or the Customs Union, we are pleased to help.



12. 2019 EAC EX Certificate 


An EAC EX-Certification will be done according to TR CU 012/2011. As mentioned

earlier, for EX-Certifications with validity of several years, annual inspections with

tests are obligatory now. The exact conditions for this have to be checked seprerately
for any case because the requirements by the Russian/Customs Union authorities

can still change.



11.2019 EAC-certification according to TR CU 037/2016

The technical regulation 037/2016 "On the restriction of the use of hazardous
substances in electrical equipment/devices" is valid for following product-groups:


- Electrical devices and household appliances
- Electronic computers and devices connected to them

- Telecommunication appliances

- Copy machines and other electrical office equipment

- Electrified instruments (manual and portable electric machines)

- Light sources and lighting equipment, incl. equipment built into furniture

- Electric musical instruments

- Game and trading machines

- Cash registers, ticket machines, ID card readers, ATMs, information kiosks
- Cables, wires and cords intended for use at a rated voltage of not more
   than 500 V AC and/or DC, with the exeption of fiber optic cables
- Automatic switches and residual circuit brakers
- Fire, security and fire-security alarm detectors



From 01.03.2020 all these products will need a vaild EAC-Certificate for import

in the Customs Union. 


Products NOT subject to the Regulation: 

- Products intended for use at a rated volatge of more than 1000 V AC and
  1500 V DC

- Electric toys  

- Photovoltaic panels (solar panels), which are part of the products
- Electrical equipment intented exclusively for use in air, water, land and

   underground transport

- Electric batteries and accumulators

- Second-hand (operation) products
- Measuring instruments

- Medical devices



10.2019 Difference EAC-Certificate / EAC-Declaration 


Whether an EAC-Certificate or an EAC-Declaration (or both) have to be issued for

a product depends on the Technical Regulations of the Customs Union (CU TR).
Like an EAC-Certificate an EAC-Declaration is an official confirmation-document

which will be registered at the resposible authority of the Customs Union.
With this the Customs can check the validity of the document.


An EAC-Declaration has the same legal force but the conditions for certification

are less strict. This document will be printed on a blank paper and it will be

signed by the applicant/certificate-holder. Just like for an EAC-Certificate, the

applicant/certificate-holder must be a Russian or Customs Union company.




09.2019 EAC Certification-Schemes


According to which certification-scheme an EAC resp. TU CR-Certification has to

be done and if an EAC-Certificate or an EAC-Declaration has to be issued, depends

on the Technical Regulations of the Customs Union. These are decisive for the

conditions of the Certification.


There are many different certification-schemes for EAC-Certificates and for

EAC-Declarations. For example, some of the best knowns are these:

1 C = EAC-Certificate for serial production with obligatory sample-test

         and/or company-visit

3 C = EAC-Certificate for 1-lot without sample-test or company-visit

1 D = EAC-Declaration for serial production without company-visit 



08.2019 Certification of clothing

We regularly have requests for certification of clothing. This is usually quite

difficult, because the conditions and prices for certification depend on who
the clothes are for (men, women, children, babies) and especially of the

The regulations have become stricter this year. You will not necessariliy need
more Certificates but more test-reports have to be issued and sample-tests
are generally obligatory. The composition of different garments often change
depending on the collection and fashion, so that test reports can only be created
for product compositions that already exist.



07.2019 News regarding CU TR EX 012-Certification

Since January 2019 the government control had become much more strict

in getting EAC-Certificates/Approvals. This also applies to the EX-Certification

according Technical Regulation of the Customs Union CU TR 012/2011

"Safety of equipment operating in explosive athmospheres".


This Certificate often is issued with a validty of 5 years and for that a company-

visit and sample-tests are obligatory.

It is new, that in future also inspection-controls every 1-2 years have to be done.

The exact conditions for these have to be specified by the responsible authorities.


Besides, for EX-Certifications all electric components need separate EX-Certificates.


If you have any questions regarding EAX EX-Certifications please do not hesitate

to contact us.



06.2019 EAC-Approvals (more strict in future)


There is a new law in regard to evtl. termination of already issued EAC-approvals

if they do not meet the necessary requirements, e.g. if a certification-body has

lost its accreditation etc.

Until now this law has not been used but the government has the intention to make

EAC-Approvals more organized and in accordance with the corresponding technical

regulations and procedures. 

Of course, all our EAC-Documents meet the necessary requirements.



05.2019 Digital product-marking Russia


There are important changes regarding digital marking of products in Russia.

This will become mandatory for following product-groups during this year:

- Medical products

- Tobacco

- Shoes / footwear

- Tyres

- Perfumes

- Textiles

- Cameras and flashlights


Then every product will need its unique number (ID), so that products can be

followed prom production until sale.


For this, the buyer in Russia registers in the system of the labelling provider and

asks for an ID with DataMatrix code, separately for every product. To get an ID

it is necessary to give complete information about the product like e.g. model,

size, colour, composition etc. 


The ID is NOT the EAC-sign. The EAC-sign is of course also necessary for products

that are exported to Russia or Customs Union and which have EAC-Certification.



04.2019 Which products are exported by Russia?


In 2018 Russia's exports were higher than its imports. The reason for this of course

are the high exports of energy and raw materials which have risen because of the

good oil-price. However, Russia is trying to export more industrial products like

machinery or equipment in order to be less dependant on the prices for raw

materials. So far, however, this was only partially successful and that only mainly

in former "CIS"-states. 




03.2019 Technical Passports


A Technical Passport is attached to industrial equipment which is delivered

to Russia or the Customs Union (EAC). It has to be in Russian language and

it contains information on the equipment like technical data, plans, information

on use etc. It is a document which has to be arranged in a certain way

according to regulations.
For an offer for a Technical Passport please contact us.



02.2019 State Registration Certificate

The State Registration Certificate (former Hygienic Certificate) is valid in the

Customs Union. It is a document which confirms that the product is safe for

human-health. It is necessary for e.g. many food-products but also for

cosmetics and children-clothes.
A State Registration Certificate is issued by Ministry "Rospotrebnadzor".

Product-tests are obligatory.
The Certificate has no specified validity.




01.2019 EAC-Certification acc. TR CU 010/2011

One of the few product-groups which is barely affected by sanctions, which means it

can be delieverd to Russia and Customs Union, are machines. 
For almost all kind of machines following Technical Regulation of the Customs Union

is valid: TR CU 010/2011 "On safety of Machinery and Equipment".
For a Certification according to this Regulation an EAC-Certificate has to be issued.

This is possible for 1-lot deliveries but also with a validity up to 5 years (for this a

company-visit is obligatory).
Our experts are specialiezed in Certification of machines and we can make you a

suitable offer.



12.2018 Christmas in Russia

In Russia Christmas is not celebrated on the 25th of December but on the 07th of
January. Only since 1991 Christmas is an official feast-day again and before
Christmas there are New-Years-holidays. This means that in Russia almost
everything is closed during this time. Since in Western Europe most companies
are closed from 24th of December, business with Russia is very diffiult for a period
of about 2-3 weeks and export normally only starts again in the second week of J


We would like to wish you a very nice Christmas-time and a good and successful

start into the new year 2019.



11.2018 EAC-EX-Certification acc. TR CU 012/2011


Products which are marked with EX or ATEX will need for the Customs Union an

EAC-EX-Certificate (or TR CU-EX-Certificate). For issue of such a Certificate

the requirements are quite similar to ATEX but they are not the same.
For this certification following Technical Regulation of the Customs Union is used:

TR CU 012/2011 "On safety of the equipment for work in explosive



Certificate-holder (like for all EAC-Certificates) can only be a company with

registration in Russia or Customs Union (but we offer a solution/possibility for this).

Validity normally is 5 years. Products that have an EAC-EX-Certificate can be

marked with the EX-logo/sign.

For any questions please contact us.



10.2018 Eurasian Customs Union (EAC)

At the moment, the following five countries belong to the Eurasian Customs Union:

Russia, Kazachstan, Belarus, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan.

Since beginning of this year there is also a new customs-codex which shall unify the

customs in the member countries. Suppliers from e.g. Western Europe have to provide

for the export of their products to the Customs Union so-called EAC-Certificates or

EAC-Declarations. These are valid in all countries of the Customs Union and not only

e.g. in Russia.


The Eurasian Economic Union now is strengthening its cooperation with China, Iran
and Vietnam. In addition, it conducts negotiations with other countries, such as India
or Serbia. With this the influence of the Customs Union gets stronger and it becomes
more important for other countries to maintain good relations with the Customs Union. 



09.2018 EAC-Logo / Sign

Producers / suppliers have the right to use the EAC-sign if the product that has to be

exported has passed all the relevant Technical Regulations of the Customs Union

(Russia, Kazachstan, Belarus, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan)
This is confirmed by an EAC-Document (resp. TR-CU-document) like e.g. a Certificate

or a Declaration.


The sign should be placed on each unit of production, packaging or accompanying

documentation. Further information you can find here.


08.2018 Will the Russian economy benefit from the World Cup?


The football World Cup is already over again since a couple of weeks. The foreign

guests could enjoy some exciting matches combined with mostly nice summer-

weather. That will help tourism in Russia for the next years. Also the increased

price for oil was helpful.

However, experts say that the World Cup will have no or only very little influence

on the Russian economy. One reason for that are the still very strict sanctions.   



07.2018 Russian FSS-Notification (Federal Security Service)


At the moment many Russian clients require from their suppliers/manufacturers

a document called "FSS-Notification". This is a document which until now mainly

was necessary for mobile-phones or telecommunications-systems.


But according to Russian regulations in future probably almost all devices which

transfer/receive encrypted data have to be registered in Federal Security Service

in form of a Notification!

Many types of machinery and equipment are built with various transmitters

and radio/Bluetooth/WiFi devices that transfer encrypted data.


The FSS-Notification has no validity period and has to be done only once but

for almost all types of products that contain transmitting/receiving cryptographic


Please contact us for further information.




06.2018 Football-WC in Russia


From June 14 to July 15, 2018, the Football World Cup will take place in Russia.
Through this major event, which is being followed around the world, Russia has
the opportunity to show that it is an open and hospitable country.

However, according to experts, the World Cup only will have a short positive

effect on the Russian economy. The reason for this are the still strict sanctions

which make it partly impossible to import certain goods to Russia. 
If you plan to deliver to Russia or the Customs Union please contact us.

We will check for you if and which certificates you will need.




05.2018 1-lot Certifications


EAC-Certificates can be issued also for one-time deliveries resp. specific projects/

contracts. In this case the certificate-holder always has to be the contract-partner

in Russia or Customs-Union. Nevertheless, these certificates also can be ordered by

the producer or exporter.


For a 1-lot EAC-Certification it is important that the amount of the delivered goods

and description match exactly with the details mentioned in the invoice and in the

contract. Such a Certificate or Declaration is only valid for the amount of products

mentioned in the delivery-contract. 1-lot Certificates and Declarations generally

can be issued based only on documents. Normally a company-visit or product-tests

are not required.


If you plan any delivery please contact us for any more information or assistance. 



04.2018 MPA Metrological Pattern Approval


A MPA (Metrological Pattern Approval) is necessary for use etc. of e.g. measuring

equipment. A MPA is only valid in Russia (not in the other countries of the Customs

Union) and the requirements for a MPA are quite strict because this document is

issued by the Russian Ministry.  


In order to issue an MPA tests by Russian experts are obligatory. These tests can be

done in advance to the delivery or after delivery in Russia. Additionally some documents

like an EAC-Certificate, calibration-reports and manuals in Russian are requested. A

MPA has a validity of 5 years and it takes about 3-4 months to issue after product-tests.
Please contact us for further information.  



03.2018 Certification of clothes

For the import of clothes to the Customs Union (Russia, Belarus, Kasachstan, Armenia

and Kyrgyzstan) an obligatory certification is required.


For this a so-called EAC-Declaration has to be issued. This document ensures that the

products meet the minimum requirements of the regulations of the Customs Union.
For further information please visit our section EAC-Declaration.

The conditions for certification depend on whether it is a matter of clothes and shoes

for adults or for children/teenagers.


For clothes e.g. the following Technical Regulations of the Customs Union are used:

- TR CU 017/2011 on product safety of industrial textiles (mainly adult textiles and shoes)

- TR CU 007/2011 on safety of products intended for children and teenagers 



02.2018 Certification of World Cup stadiums 


This year in summer the Football World Cup will begin. Not only for European companies
a certification for export to Russia and the Customs Union is required but also for the

World Cup stadiums in Russia a Certification is mandatory. This is a "green" certification
according to recognized environmental sustainability standards. This is part of the FIFA

requirements. Meanwhile, the most important stadium in Moscow (e.g. for opening-match

and final) has received this certification.



01.2018  Russian ban on imports of pork continues


The Russian ban from 2014 on pork imports from the EU is still valid.
This has been classified as illegal and therefore the EU now is demanding fines in the

amount of billions from Russia. Russia, on the other hand, considers this import ban

as a countermeasure on the sanctions from the western countries from 2014 because

of the Ukraine-crisis.

Therefore, an arbitral tribunal will be summoned.



11.2017  New customs-codex for the EurAsian Customs Union


The EAC (EurAsian Customs Union) which consists of Russia, Belarus, Kazachstan,

Armenia and Kyrgyzstan) has ratified a new customs-codex.
This codex comes into effect from January 2018.


The new customs-codex includes a simplification of import rules by unifying existing

rules of each country. With this, customs-procedures can be easier and quicker

which should improve the imports and exports within the Customs Union.

But it certainly will be also of advantage for international companies that plan

to deliver to the countries of the Customs Union.



10.2017  Certificates for Uzbekistan 


We often have inquiries for certificates for Uzbekistan. But since Uzbekistan does not
belong to the EurAsian Customs Union (Russia, Kazachstan, Belarus,
Kyrgyzstan and
Armenia) the EAC- resp. TR-CU-Certificates are not valid.

For Uzbekistan there are own GOST-Certificates:

- Certificates with 3-year validity 

- 1-lot-certificate (Certificate per delivery)

We recommend to use for Uzbekistan 1-lot-Certificates because Certificates with 3-year
validity are very expensive and a company-visit, sample-tests etc. are obligatory.

Generally, for a Certification for Uzbekistan all data has to be provided in Russian language! 

If you have an inquiry for Uzbekistan, we will be glad to be of assistance. 




Because of the sanctions and a weak ruble, the exports from Western-Europe to Russia

since 2013 have declined drastically. But this year, the exports are increasing again

and foreign companies are investing more, expecially because European products have

a good reputation in Russia.

However, the USA has decided to start new sanctions against Russia and this can

influence e.g. projects in the energy-sector, in which also European companies are

involved. On the other hand Russia and the Customs Union still are very interested

in European products and technical know-how.




Russia has extended its sanctions against the EC. This concerns mainly agricultural
products like fruits, vegetables, meat- and milk-products. These sanctions are expected
to be valid until end of 2018. Herewith Russia reacts to the EC sanctions and Russia

wants to improve its own production.

On the other hand, the Russian agriculture is more than ever dependant on the import
of foreign machines and technique. Our experts are specialized in the certification of

almost all kinds of machines and are willing to help with any inquiries.





Angela Merkel's first trip to Russia after several years and her meeting with Vladimir Putin is
seen positively by the European Economy.
Despite of the still existing sanctions the German-

Russian trade is slowly picking-up again. The oil-price and Rubel are increasing which leads

to more imports. 

If you are planning to export to Russia or the Customs Union (Russia, Kazachstan, Belarus,

Armenia, Kyrgyzstan) we will be pleased to advise you regarding the different types of

voluntary or mandatory certifications.





For this year German companies are expecting significantly more exports and better

business with Russia as in previous years despite of the still existing sanctions.

The reason is a recovery of the Russian economy and the increased oil-price. 

For that reason there are more inquiries for certifications and registrations of products

so that these can be delivered and used in Russia and the Customs Union.
If you have any questions regarding certifications etc. we will be pleased to be of

any assistance. Please contact us.




If a specific product will require a TR-CU- resp. EAC-Certificate for the Customs Union /

Eurasian Economic Union, it will be determined based on the Technical Regulations
of the Customs Union.


These Technical Regulations will be mentioned on the TR-CU/EAC-Certificates.
This means
that the certified products correspond with the requirements of the

respective Technical Regulation of the Customs Union.

In the area of mechanical engineering e.g. the following Technical Regulations are used: 

TR CU 004/2011 "On safety of low-voltage equipment"
TR CU 010/2011 "On safety of machinery and equipment"

TR CU 012/2011 "On safety of the equipment for work in explosive environments"

TR CU 020/2011 "Electromagnetic compatibilty of technical means" (EMC)
TR CU 032/2013 "On safety of equipment, which works under pressure" 


Our experts also are accredited for almost all other Technical Regulations.


Until now there are totally 35 Technical Regulations.