The Unified Customs Union Conformity Certificate certifies that the quality of the product meets the requirements of the CU. It states that the product quality characteristics comply with the approved standards of technical regulations. The certificate is valid on the territory of CU states: Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia, which have signed the Agreement on the technical regulations. The CU Certificate is issued after the mandatory product certification conducted in accordance with the technical regulations of the CU. It is yet to be determined whether voluntary CU certificates will be issued.
The TR CU Declaration has the same legal force as the Conformity Certificate. The only difference is that the declaration is filled in on behalf of the applicant and not the certification authority.
TR CU Certificate
The TR CU Certificate is issued for the following types of goods:
- Shoes and other products for children,
- Light industry manufactured products for adults,
- Packaging materials,
- Items of personal protection against hazardous exposure,
- Pyrotechnic supplies,
- Perfumery products,
- Machinery and industrial equipment,
- Household low-voltage appliances,
- Cables, etc.
Types of documents
The applicant company may choose to obtain one of the two types of Conformity Certificates allowing the importation of goods.
The National Certificate. In Russia, the Certificate of Conformity to GOST Standard or the Certificate of Conformity to Technical Regulations represents it. The National Conformity Certificate can be used for transportation of goods and equipment solely within the Russian territory.
The CU Conformity Certificate. It is valid for products exported to the member states of the Customs Union and replaces National Certificates in Belarus, the Russian Federation and Kazakhstan.
Customs certification procedure
The compilation of the TR CU certificate is done according to the Unified List of Goods predefining the mandatory requirements. This list contains mandatory requirements defined by the CU Commission № 526 (2010). In order to check if an item is present in the Unified List 1 needs to look for its code in the Foreign Economic Activity Commodity Nomenclature.
If the item is in the list, it is required to start the quality verification process in accordance with the approved rules of the CU. This means that one needs to obtain a certificate legally recognized in the member states of the Unified Customs Union where this product is manufactured.
- technical documentation for the products subject to certification;
- a copy of TIN (Taxpayer Identification Number) and BIN (main State Registration number) of the manufacturer;
- full information about the applicant;
- Certificate for the existing quality management system, spare parts, components, test reports, etc.
RostestEurope verifies that the information in the provided documents is genuine and includes the Declaration of conformity into the Unified Register of Certificates obtained by the single CU form.
The composition of TR CU certificates
The Unified TR CU Certificate of Conformity is a form approved by the official CU Commission decision № 563. It must include the following information:
- name of the product;
- information about the applicant (name, contact details);
- name of the authority issuing the certificate;
- reference to the regulatory document;
- indication of the number of the document stating that the product has passed all the required tests;
- indication of the number and the date of the report on the officially conducted tests;
- the selected Conformity Validation Scheme.
The TR CU Certificate is usually valid for up to 5 years.
The permission for the RostestEurope certification centre to issue the Unified Certificate is acknowledged by official registration at the CU.