Certificates of conformity

Is a special document that confirms that product is qualitative and meets requirements of Russian standards (GOST, TU etc.). Certificates of conformity are being issued by certification bodies that are accredited by Federal agency on technical regulating and metrology. There are 2 types of certificates of conformity: “yellow” – mandatory and “blue” – voluntary. There is a law that regulates if your product falls under mandatory or voluntary status (Regulation Nr 64 “About nomenclature of products and services that are a subject of mandatory certification and nomenclature of products that conformity can be approved by declaration of conformity”) from 30.07.2002 issued by Federal agency on technical regulating and metrology. If according to this law product is a subject of certification than the certificate of conformity is mandatory (the yellow certificate). Certificate is issued based on testing protocol and tests are being held in accredited laboratories. There may also be occasions when you will need sanitary conclusions, i.e. if your product is in touch with human like perfumery, foodstuffs or machinery that is being used for production of foodstuffs (Regulation Nr. 320 from 15.08.2001 “About sanitary examination of product”). After all of the necessary documents are provided, the certificate can be issued. In case if the product is a subject of voluntary certification, than in voluntary order, to improve the competitiveness, you can get “blue” voluntary certificate. There are occasions where testing of products is not a necessity in order to receive certificate of conformity. These occasions are regulated by schemes of product certification. In total there are 10 schemes but only 4 are being used in general.

SCHEME 2 is being used for products in case if they are being imported based upon long term contracts or based on separate contracts. In case of separate contracts, inspection control has to be done on samples of product picked from shipment of product that is being imported to Russian Federation. Certificate is issued based on contract; the amount of product is not stipulated. It is being limited by term of validity and in order to issue such certificate conduction of tests is obligatory. The advantage of this certificate is that during the time of its validity (usually 1 year) you can import your product in unlimited amount.

SCHEME 3 is being used for product which serial production’s stability doesn’t cause any doubts i.e. this scheme is being used for certification goods that are serially produced. It can be received with validity period up to 3 years although inspection control has to be made i.e. analysis of production and testing of samples.

SCHEME 7is recommended to use when production and sale of the product is one time deal (single shipment or solitary ware). Testing of product is mandatory. This scheme suits you if you have big shipment and you are planning on importing it all together. There are no inspection controls.

SCHEME 9 is based on usage of declaration of conformity and attached documents in order to confirm that product meets or doesn’t meet the necessary requirements. Testing is not required. In declaration of conformity the manufacturer (seller) as an authorized representative states that his product meets the necessary requirements. This scheme is being used in certification of shipments of small sizes that is being manufactured by company that has built itself a reputation of manufacturer of high quality products. For instance if you are exporting several high quality TV’s than this scheme is for you.

Which scheme suits you best is up to you and you must be aware that this process is severely complicated and for you to handle it on your own is quite hard. That’s why feel free to contact us. We have been in this business for over 10 years now and we will gladly help you to solve any of tasks that are being put out.

List of documents necessary for certification

List of documents necessary for certification of shipment:

  1. Certificate of registration of enterprise;
  2. Contract or an agreement about shipment;
  3. Invoice or specification based on contract;
  4. Technical characteristics of product (user guide, outer appearance, photo);
  5. Packing of product (in some cases for perfumery or electronic devices);
  6. Hygienical conclusion (copy if needed);

List of documents necessary for certification of serial production:

  1. Regulation documents (regulations, certificate of registration of enterprise, certificate of tax payer);
  2. Document that acknowledges ownership rights of production facilities.
  3. Standards and technical documentation;
  4. Passport with technical characteristics (instruction or user guide);
  5. Technical regulation, technical instruction (other documents in which technological process is being described);
  6. Product list (catalogues, leaflets);
  7. Plan of production facility;
  8. List of equipment;
  9. Hygienical conclusion (copy if needed);
  10. Permission for production from sanitary authorities (copy if needed);
  11. Certificates, hygienical conclusions on raw materials, materials and components. (copy if available)

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