After the introduction of the technical regulations (TRCU) of the Eurasian Customs Union, the importance for GOST R conformity assessment has been dramatically reduced. There are only a few product groups that still require mandatory GOST R certification for import to the Russian Federation. In addition to certification, the declaration has been created as a simplified form of conformity assessment.
GOST R Certificate for onetime delivery
The Certificate for one-time delivery is especially suitable for non-manufacturing exporters as such certificate can be issued to the exporter. Correspondingly, a single-use certificate permits a single import of goods under the contract or invoice specified in the certificate.
GOST R certificate for serial production
The Certificate of Conformity for serial production can be issued to the manufacturer for the specified period from the associated GOST norms and will be specified in the certificate. This certificate enables the manufacturer to import an unlimited quantity of goods for sale to several customers. The manufacturing company must have a Quality Management System (e.g., ISO Certificate)implemented to obtain a Certificate of conformity for serial production. To maintain and retain this Certificate of Conformity an authorized inspection agency is required to conduct annual inspections of the product and manufacturing site. If a non conformity is discovered the inspector can cancel the Certificate of conformity.
Voluntary GOST R Certificate
Although GOST R certification is no longer mandatory for many products since the introduction of the Technical Regulations, it is advantageous to voluntarily certify to the GOST norms which are requested by some customers due to it historically being the requirement.
Declaration of conformity GOST R
The GOST R Declaration of Conformity is a simplified form of certification for products made in serial production. The application process entails providing technical documentation and test data to prove the product meets the applicable GOST-R Norms. This is analyzed by the Certification agency to ensure the product meets the requirements and the Declaration of Conformity is released. Once released, which takes a few days the Declaration of Conformity needs to be signed by the customer and the certification body to validate it. The advantage of this type of declaration is it can be issued to the company based in Russia.
Execution time: 1 week after a complete package of documents is provided
Validity period: 1, 2 or 3 years