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GOST Certification; export to Russia, Russian trade and sales in Russia often require GOST R –certificate. GOST R –certificate (Certificate of Conformity) acerts that the goods delivered in Russia, and/or production line where they were manufactured, conform to the Russian Safety Standards. A certificate of compliance is intended for certification of goods produced either by Russian companies or shipped to Russia by an importer-company. A certificate of compliance can be issued for a batch of goods and for a series production. You can get GOST R certificate for Russia, UkrSEPRO certificate for Ukraine, GOST K certificate for Kazakhstan and BelST certificates for Belarus from Markinvest.
The obligatory Russian GOST R certificate of conformity - on production which is subject to obligatory certification.
Russian GOST R Certificate of Conformity is essential to make it possible for the product to enter into the Russian market and to be sold in Russia. Products requiring obligatory certification are listed in the full list of products subject to mandatory certification within GOST R system. Lists of these products are changing all the time, so it is necessary to confirm if the product needs obligatory certification.
The voluntary Certificate of Conformity - on production which is subject to voluntary certification; all other production which was not included into Lists of production which is subject to obligatory certification.
For products not subject to obligatory/mandatory certification according to the Russian law, voluntary certification may be applied. Usually this is a powerful marketing tool in the Russian market. In some projects or areas the voluntary certification can be required (voluntary certification becomes obligatory).
Depending on the product, the GOST R certificate may require prior hygienic, fire safety certification, or Government Registration.
List of document required for obtaining a certificate of compliance with GOST-R, sanitary-epidemiological conclusion (hygiene certificate), fire safety certificate and certificate of series production:
For certification of a batch of products:
Annual inspection: mandatory to keep GOST R Certificate valid. Contract for the annual inspection is made when applying for the GOST R Certificate.
Trade contract: all valid GOST R certificates and other related documents subject to consumer safety and other responsibilities should be included in to any trade contract.
Manual instruction and maintenance instructions: has to be in Russian and there should be mentioned which kind of GOST R Certificates are granted for the product.
GOST R Mark (Mark of Conformity): has to be visible. The Mark consists of a sign standing for the GOST R certification system combined with the Certification Body registration number. GOST R Mark should also be printed on the rating plate. Instructions for the obligatory and the voluntary GOST R Mark are given when GOST R Certificate is granted.
Product packaging: instructions are available how to show GOST R Mark on the product label.
Copy of the Certificate: an official copy of the certificate has to be granted for the dealer or for the retailer, so they have to be able to give proof that the product has GOST R Certificate. An official copy of GOST R Certificate should be also available for the customers.
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