On February 15, 2013 the national Russian certification system GOST R and national Russian technical regulation “On Safety of Machinery Equipment” (Russian government order N 753 of September 15, 2009) were withdrawn.
Simultaneously, the new Customs Union Technical Regulation (CU TR) for most electrical products was enforced in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
Earlier issued GOST R certificates will be valid until March 15, 2015. After that, the new EAC mark must be used.
There are a number of changes in the CU TR for manufacturers of mass-produced products. Here are a couple of the most significant:
- The certification applicant must have a formal relationship (contract) with a Russian representative legal entity. With GOST, this was not required.
- Mandatory factory audits are performed by a Russian certification body. With GOST, a test lab could do this.
Following is a list of new Customs Union Technical Regulations for electrical products (all in Russian):
- On the Safety of Low-Voltage Equipment
- Electromagnetic Compatibility
- On Safety of Machinery Equipment
- On Safety of Equipment for Explosive Atmospheres
- Safety of Lifts
- On Safety of Equipment Operating on Gaseous Fuels
The new Russian Technical Regulation (TR) “On the Safety of Low Voltage Equipment” which was to come into force on January 1, 2012, was postponed again. Originally, this TR was scheduled to become effective from December 30, 2010 and was postponed until December 27, 2011. The second displacement of the effective date happened on December 12, 2011 (Federal law #426-FZ). The next planned enforcement date of “On the Safety of Low Voltage Equipment” is January 1, 2014.
These actions of Russia’s regulators were due to delays in the implementation of Technical Regulation for the Russia-Belarus-Kazakhstan Customs Union. The Customs Union Technical Regulation “On the Safety of Low Voltage Equipment”, which was to come into force on July 1, 2012, was postponed (Decision of Customs Union Commission #884 at December 9, 2011).
This decision was made because of the adoption of the Customs Union Technical Regulation “On Electromagnetic Compatibility” (Decision of Customs Union Commission #879 at December 9, 2011).
Both Technical Regulations of the Customs Union (CU) for electrical products – “On Safety of LVE” and “On Electromagnetic Compatibility” – will be in effect from February 15, 2013.
National Russian certification system GOST R concerning electrical products remains until February 15, 2013.
All issued early GOST R certificates (declarations) and CU certificates of transitional period are valid until March 15, 2015.
Find out more about requirements, cost, and lead time for product compliance in Russia and CIS countries.
The Common Production Mark was approved April 7, 2011 in Decision No. 605 by the 26th Congress of the Customs Union Commission. The Customs Union is made up of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus, and was created on January 20, 2005.
The Common Production Mark will be used for marking of products in the Customs Union (CU) and Eurasian Economic Community (EAEC or EurAsEC). EAEC countries include the CU countries, plus Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
Products eligible for the Mark must be on the Common List of Products, and pass all conformity assessment procedures defined by the technical regulations.
The Mark is analogous with the European Union’s CE mark for product safety.
Read more about product safety compliance in Russia and CIS countries.