The new Technical Regulation for the Customs Union (TR CU) that presently includes Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan came into effect on 15 February 2013.. More>
Certificates of Conformity and Products Registrations are required from manufacturers and distributors of foreign products for product shipment, customs clearance and distribution in Russia and CIS States. Russian Federation maintains its own system of standards GOST, governed by the Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Industry and Energy of the Russian Federation. The following countries have adopted GOST standards in addition to their own, nationally developed standards: Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Georgia, and Turkmenistan.
There are two basic types of Russian Certificates of Conformity: Mandatory and Voluntary. There are now two basic kinds of Certificates of Conformity – GOST-R and TR. They range in various validity periods: one and three years for GOST-R, and up to five years for TR with the possibility of annual extension. Please contact us directly for a free consultation on how Russian certification requirements apply specifically to your business.