GOST Certificates

GOST-R Certificate of Conformity:

Application Fields of GOST Certification
Types of Certification Scheme
Steps of Certification Process
Frequently Asked Questions for GOST-R

Application Fields of GOST Certification:

For any kind of goods, which are imported from other countries or produced in Russia, are the subject of certification according to the Russian Legislation.
For exported goods, these Certificates are necessary among custom documentation on Russian Customs. Most of the imported goods pass through customs by means of single delivery certificates which are obtained after arrival of the subject delivery. If the manufacturer has certificates for 3 years-serial productions, there is no need repeatedly obtain any certificate, an approved copy of these certificate is enough to realize this mission.
For the domestic market, all the wholesalers and retailers are obliged to submit these certificates when they are asked by their clients and governmental inspectors. This is another reason the necessity to have these certificates for commercial bodies. Even there is no right advertising for some goods if they have no certificates. 
For any ordinary consumer in the Russian market, certified goods are more reliable than the others. To increase the sales depend on certified products directly.

 GOST Certificates concern following product groups:

  • Foodstuff and Packing
  • Electronics (Partially)
  • Cosmetics
  • Toys
  • Textile Products
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Mechanical & Electro-mechanical Equipment
  • Industrial Equipment, machinery
  • Construction Materials
  • Oil & Gas Industry

To get the full list of products which are subject to mandatory Certification and learn about necessity of GOST-R Certification, please contact with us. 
For construction business and industrial factories, any installation is subject of certification to get licenses for use this application. 
Because of these main reasons, all over the world, the manufacturer-exporters to the Russia should obtain these certificates. 

A sample of GOST-R for 3 years serial production.
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The certification is very helpful for competition of a product in front of  some reproduced goods comes to the market from abroad. Certified products can be sold in Russia higher conditions and prices.
The products which are not certified, after arrival to the Russian Customs are subject to the certification. Mostly Russian customers solve this problem during the custom clearance of the delivery, but if this repeats frequently, certification for serial production becomes a necessity. 
Among Russian Wholesalers, non-certified products are not become "adapted" to the Russian Markets.
The authorization of Certification is applied by "The Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology" and other accredited specialized Certification Bodies and accredited Test Laboratories. 

 

This Mark should be used on the products and packages with the Certification Body registration number under the logo. 

For a manufacturer, it is not necessary to have a representation in Russia, but if the products sold in Russia, the certification is a necessity for incensement of the future sales.

Types of Certification Scheme: 

  • Single Delivery ( Shipment ) Certificates :

In this case, there is an importer Russian Company applies for certification for an individual delivery. This certificate given to the importer according to the Contract and Invoice,  for the goods of this delivery. For a different delivery or a different buyer, this type of certificate is not valid. Sample tests sometimes necessary. 

  • GOST-R Certificate for Serial Production (for 1 year) : 

In this case, there is no need any Russian importer, certificates are given directly to the manufacturer for 1 year period. The products which are written on the certificate, can be delivered to Russia directly on this period. Sample tests are necessary. 

  • GOST-R Certificate for Serial Production (for 3 years) : 

This kind of certificates valid for 3 years for serial production after approval. To obtain this kind, Russian Auditors (Experts) will come and check the production on its country. The products which are written on the certificate, can be delivered to Russia directly on this period. Sample tests are necessary.

According to the Russian Legislation, for 3 years Serial production Certificates, Annual Inspection for production 
should be made by Accredited Certification Body every year. 

The Places that GOST-R Certificates are used:

  • Russian and Byelorussian Customs (Obligatory)
  • Wholesalers and Retail Market
  • In Construction Business
  • Industrial Production Areas, (Factories; Oil Industry etc.)
  • Industrial Service Facilities (Industrial Kitchens, Laundry Units etc.)

 

Steps of the Certification Process:

These certificates are given by the Certification Organs which is accredited by "The Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology". 
1. Fill our GOST Application Form. One of our representatives will contact you as soon as possible.
2. Your commercial requirements and subject products will be evaluated and you will receive a detailed quotation including all terms, price and process steps related for your GOST Certification.
We shall submit our quotation within 48 Hours by mail.
3.  For 1 year serial production or shipment Certification, without factory visit, GOST Certificates will be obtained by means of sample testing and/or existing documents and test reports.   
For 3 years serial production certificates, Russian Auditors (Experts) will come and inspect to your production system. ( In some cases it is not necessary ) This inspection will be executed according to the "Procedure of Production Analyses". There is an "Act" will be written and signed by the parties after this inspection.
For the most of the products, some samples will be sent to the Moscow for the necessary test according to the Russian norms. These tests will be done sometimes hygienic, for fire-fighting aspects, or some quality aspects. In all normative documents the necessary methods for tests and their kinds are defined.
4. Your original GOST Certificates will be sent to your postal address by fast courier. 
 

GOST-R Certificates can be classified in a different way: 

1. Mandatory Certificates : These kind of certificates should be issued for the products which are mentioned in the "Mandatory Certification List" and will be asked with Customs Clearance documentation.
2. Voluntary Certificates : If your products are not in the list, Voluntary GOST Certificate can be issued according to; 
Existing GOST normatives, 
Own normative documents of the producer, 
Existing General Technical Specifications in Russia ( TU ) 
These kind of certificates are important as Mandatory GOST Certificates and mostly used in domestic market.