EAC certification

EAC certification – last update 15.04.2016

EAC certification TR CUThe Declaration EAC and the Certificate EAC in conformity with the technical regulation TR CU of the EurAsEC Customs Union are EAC certification documents issued by independent organizations. Such organizations perform their function through laboratories accredited to the public agencies in charge of the supervision of metrology and standardization in the three countries of the EAC Custom Union, joining at the moment the certification system : Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.

EAC Certification centers

EAC marking certificationThe certification centers for the EAC Customs Union asses the conformity of given products to the relevant regulations TR CU. The quality assessment, followed by the awarding of an EAC certification, allows the access to the markets of EAC members. The legislation does not provide any discrimination between goods produced within or outside of the EAC certification area. Nevertheless, the presence of a representative registered in one of the three member countries, to formally require the document, is required.

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EAC certificateThe Declaration of Conformity of the Customs Union (Declaration EAC), together with the Certificate of Conformity of the Custom Union (Certificate EAC), replaces the certificatifications GOST R for Russia, the certifications GOST K certificate for Kazakhstan and the certifications BelST for Belarus, in the cases governed by the regulations listed below. The replacement fashion, is similar to that whereby the Hygiene Certificate for the Customs Union (SGR – EAC) replaced the sanitary certificates of respective states in 2010.

To this day, most of the products on the market are affected by the new regulations of the EAC Certificate of conformity and EAC Declaration of conformity.

The inclusion of several new cases is expected shortly according to the following schedule:

EAC technical regulations schedule

(The date in red refers to the forced expiration of all certificates issued prior to the entry into force of the new system):

Month of entry into force: February 2012

TR CU 006/2011 on the safety of fireworks; 15/08/2013

Month of entry into force: June 2012

TR CU 019/2011 on the safety of personal protective equipment; 02/15/2014

Month of entry into force: July 2012

TR CU 005/2011 on the safety of the packaging; 02/15/2014
TR CU 007/2011 on product safety for children and teenagers; 02/15/2014
TR CU 008/2011 on the safety of toys; 02/15/2014
TR CU 009/2011 on the safety of perfumery and cosmetics; 01/07/2014
TR CU 017/2011 on the safety of products of light industry (clothing); 01/07/2014

Month of entry into force: December 2012

TR CU 013/2011 on the quality of the automotive and aviation fuel, gasoline, diesel and marine fuel, jet fuel and fuel oil; 30/06/2014

Month of entry into force: February 2013

TR CU 004/2011 on the safety of low voltage equipment; 15/03/2015
TR CU 010/2011 on the safety of machinery and equipment; 15/03/2015
TR CU 011/2011 on the safety of lifts; 15/03/2015
TR CU 012/2011 on the safety of equipment for potentially explosive atmospheres; 15/03/2015
TR CU 016/2011 on the safety of machines operating on gaseous fuel; 15/03/2015
TR CU 020/2011 on electromagnetic compatibility of technical devices; 15/03/2015

Month of entry into force: July 2013

TR CU 015/2011 on the safety of grain; 15/02/2015
TR CU 021/2011 on food safety; 15/02/2015
TR CU 022/2011 on the rules of marking on food products; 15/02/2015
TR CU 023/2011 for fruit juices and products derived from fruits and vegetables; 15/02/2015
TR CU 024/2011 for products obtained from animal and vegetable fats and oils; 15/02/2015
TR CU 027/2012 on dietetic foods, including dietary foods for special medical purposes; 15/02/2015
TR CU 029/2012 on the safety of food additives, flavorings and processing aids; 15/02/2015

Month of entry into force: February 2014

TR CU 026/2012 on the safety of vessels up to 20 meters;
TR CU 032/2013 on the safety of pressure equipment; 08/01/2015

Month of entry into force: March 2014

TR CU 030/2012 oils and greases, lubricants and special fluids;

Month of entry into force: May 2014

TR CU 033/2013 on the safety of milk and dairy products;
TR CU 034/2013 on the safety of meat and meat products;

Month of entry into force: July 2014

TR CU 025/2012 on the safety of furniture and furnishings;
TR CU 028/2012 on the safety of explosive material and explosive-based products;

Month of entry into force: August 2014

TR CU 001/2011 on the safety of railway rolling stock;
TR CU 002/2011 on the safety of high-speed rail transport;
TR CU 003/2011 on the safety of rail infrastructure;

Month of entry into force: January 2015

TR CU 018/2011 on the safety of motor vehicles; 01/07/2016

Month of entry into force: February 2015

TR CU 014/2011 on road safety.
TR CU 031/2012 on the safety of agricultural and forestry tractors and their trailers. 15/03/2017

EAC declarationThe Declaration and the certificate of conformity of the EurAsEC Union confirm the strong dedication of the members of the young Customs Union to the unitary project. Especially it exposes the determination of the Russian Leadership that, against the expectations of the international critic, was able to engage in a close economic union Kazakhstan and Belarus, as well as later Armenians and Kyrgyzstan. The development of the Eurasian Customs Union is rapidly evolving, not only in the field of quality assessment and technical regulations TR CU.

The Technical Regulations EAC stand out as harmonization measures, designed to greatly simplify the bureaucratic procedures, for all exporters who wish to have their products present on the major emerging markets of the former Soviet Union.

EAC certifications issuance process

In order to have the needed compliance documents issued, it is necessary to provide a series of documents intended to add up to product file. This package of documents differs depending on whether it is a Declaration of conformity EAC or a Certificate of Conformity EAC.

An additional variable, with regard to the required documentation, is the chosen certification center. Both the EAC certifications are not issued by institutions or state agencies, but the assessment and emission are delegated to private laboratories accredited to one of the three state agencies (Russian, Belarusian and Kazakh) for metrology and standardization. This differentiation is also perceived throughout certification procedures, although in the end, the same result is to be achieved. For  customers, this translates into large pricing, timing and procedural differences.

Generally, however, the EAC Certificate compared to the EAC Declaration requires more time, higher costs, a much more extensive documentation, inspections of manufacturing facilities and the presence of an ISO certificate.

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