Mandatory Gost R Certificate

Mandatory Gost R Certificate – last update 15.04.2016

Gost R certificate mandatoryBefore to start reading this page about the GOST R mandatory certificate, we recommend reading of the key features of the GOST R certification in Russia in the introductory page. Many of the main questions that may arise are dealt with exhaustively in that extesive description of the Russian Regualation. In particular, because of the drastic changes that have occurred in recent years, the transition to the unified EAC certification for the Eurasian Economic Union marked EAC, is highlighted.

The Mandatory Gost r Certificate of conformity establishes the compliance of a product, imported into the Russian Federation, to Russian standards and it used to be the most common of all Gost R certificates, before the EAC regulation and its EAC certificate and EAC Declaration became available and mandatory. It comes in several forms: Gost R for 1 year, Gost R for 2 years, GOST R for 3 years, Gost R certificate for a contract and Gost R for a single delivery. In this last case to obtain the Gost certificate, further documents concerning the transaction and the Russian legal entity receiving the product, are required.

The list of products requiring Mandatory Gost r Certification is issued and continuously updated by the Federal Agency for technical regulation and metrology. Whereas the voluntary Gost R certificate is Blue, the mandatory Gost R certificate is Yellow.

Time and cost to obtain a mandatory Gost R certificate of conformity

From the moment of delivery of all required application documents, the time needed for issuing a mandatory Gost R certificate of conformity is 1-2 days

The total cost of a mandatory Gost R certificate of conformity is in the range:: €200-1250

Costs vary depending on the time validity of the request, the product to be certified, and the number of product variants, or of different products if they are considered to be similar.

Technical Regulation Gost R

Gost TRAdmission of the Russian Federation to the international community and the adjustment of federal standards to those prescribed by the European Union and the WTO have resulted in a progressive inadequacy of the standard GOST R system, which until now has been the backbone of certification of production. Technical Regulations is a legal document, which defines legally binding requirements. The Technical Regulation document lays down guidelines for the producer, the exporter, the agent or the distributor in relation to a wide range of types of productions both on the territory of the Russian Federation and outside it. The need for this relatively new document comes from the no-longer-current design of the GOST R standards and from the difficulty of harmonizing them with international norms.

All technical regulations must comply with the federal law (No.184 of 27.12.2002). The second chapter of that Act describes the objectives, applications and limitations of the contents of any technical regulations issued. Besides this, the law prescribes the process of creation, issuance and adoption of any technical regulations, as well as the possible modifications and its elimination. It is notable that, the development of a technical regulation can be carried out by different parties. A resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation or, alternatively, a federal law are the acts of acceptance of any technical regulation. Once entered into force, the certification of conformity of production covered by technical regulations, must necessarily be carried out in compliance with the requirements outlined. For any technical regulations, the law provides a special chapter dedicated to the certificate of conformity.

Time and cost of technical regulations

Time and cost to obtain a Gost R certificate of conformity according to Technical Regulation (TR)

From the moment of delivery of all required application documents, the time needed for issuing a mandatory Gost R certificate of conformity is 1-2 days

The total cost (including VAT) of a mandatory Gost R certificate of conformity is in the range:: €600-2000

Costs vary depending on the time validity of the request, the product to be certified, and the number of product variants, or of different products if they are considered to be similar.

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