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Certification Procedures for the export of products to the Customs Union (Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus)

Product Compliance, new Certification Procedures for the export of products to the Customs Union (Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus)


Some important changes have been introduced to the system of attestation / certification of products for these markets.


In the countries relating to the Custom Union the new Technical Regulations have entered into force. The new regulation defines new certification procedures for products on the basis of harmonized schemes that allow the issue of valid certificates in the three countries and a new conformity mark.


This process of regulatory evolution is similar to the European approach that has led to the re-accreditation of the certification bodies and qualified staff.


Product Compliance Russia / EAC

The export of a product or machinery to a market outside the EU regardless the contractual agreement between the parties, must meet a number of technical and regulatory requirements such as:


  • Composition, Specifications
  • Labeling, Packaging, Manuals
  • Purpose of use, Origin of goods / raw materials, etc.


Abidance by requirements effects Payments, Insurance, Transportation, Customs Clearance of Goods and Specific Responsibilities of the producer in the country of destination, respectively.


Specifically, the goods intended for the markets of the Customs Union require:


  1. that a product / machinery meets the documented requirements of the country of origin and that the raw materials for food industry come from establishments approved by the Eurasian Customs Union;
  2. that products meet the specific requirements of the Eurasian Customs Union in terms of labeling and packaging;
  3. that Product Certificates / Declarations of Conformity / Sanitary Hygienic Conclusions contain the Customs Code and references to the goods that are supplied;
  4. that products / machinery for export regulated by "Technical Reglament TRCU" a legal representative on the territory of the Eurasian Customs Union is identified for any liability arising from defective products.



In the face of ever-changing authorizations for the export of products of Italian origin to the Russian Federation and the Customs Union, we have activated the HELP DESK CERTIFICATION dedicated to the requests and concerns of the exporters. In order to answer the questions please formulate them following the scheme.


Customs Code / HS CODE:
Name / description of the product:
Function of use:
Country of origin:
Country of destination:
Full Name - Company:*


In some specific cases whether the above information is not enough, we may require to integrate the application with the technical data sheet or product layout in English or Russian, or a copy of the supply contract.


EAC Pre-Assessment (pre-certification)

The restrictions introduced from August 2014 in the interchange between the EU and Russia for some types of products and technologies have revealed the positive effect of the intensification of controls of goods and ancillary documents on the conformity of products.


A product that conforms to the origin or suchlike, before it is placed on a foreign market, guarantees to the producer the formal compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements of a specific market, effectively preventing further examinations that sometimes may be difficult to interpret for those who are in control.


Overseeing these aspects as well as ensuring a prompt and timely response to the requests of different parties, including the regulatory bodies, allows the company to gain a number of competitive advantages such as:


  • Minimize the impact of the production, time and cost adjustments;
  • Certainty of Ownership and Possession Certificates, Permits and Licenses;
  • Elimination of the "Power of Attorney" in favor of importers or other parties;
  • Punctual commodity and customs classification;
  • Reduction of claims and liability in case of anomalies;
  • Risk Reduction of possible litigation in the event of interruption of the relationship with distributors / importers.


The long experience gained by our certifying body and over 25 years of activity on the markets of the former Soviet Union, has contributed to the development process of a specific pre-assessment of products, equipment and machinery, aimed to confirm, before signing the contract or shipping, they meet necessary requirements of the product certification according to local standards or required by law for that specific type of products/ machinery.


The pre-assessment service is based on evaluation process aimed to identify all applicable requirements and to assess the compliance with the specifications. Its detailed analysis also contributes to the improvement of the supply contract and the terms of sale as well as any Product Liability insurances.


The report produced by an auditor’s expert covers the following aspects:


  1. Commodity classification;
  2. List of standards and applicable technical regulations:
  3. Gap analysis between Regulatory Technical Requirements and Specifications;
  4. Time and cost estimate of certification.


Finally, the costs of the pre-assessment service are completely recoverable by the subsequent certification process, due to the absence of substantial changes or regulatory variations the acquired technical files are transferred to the certification dossier.

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