Certificates and declarations of conformity with GOST R
GOST R Certificate of conformity– is the document that certifies compliance of the facility with the requirements of state standards of the Russian Federation (GOST).
GOST R Declaration of Conformity– is the document that certifies the conformity of the products put into circulation with the requirements of the state standards of the Russian Federation (GOST).
Both documents have equal legal force. The declaration and certificate are valid for the whole territory of the Russian Federation in respect of all the products put into circulation.
The essential difference between the documents is the area of responsibility for product safety. Upon GOST R certification responsibility is taken by the certification body. Upon GOST R declaration of conformity - the applicant does. Moreover testing laboratory and certification bodies are also involved in the process of declaring.
The Republic of Belarus and Kazakhstan have their own standards of conformity certification until the moment when the relevant technical regulations of the Customs Union come into force.
The procedure for issuing GOST R certificates and declarations is regulated by:
- Federal Law "On Technical Regulation" No. 184-FZ of 27.12.2002;
- Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of December 1, 2009 No. 982 "On the approval of the unified list of products subject to mandatory certification, and the unified list of products, which conformity certification is performed in the form of accepting the declaration of conformity."
The Decree contains the list of the approved products, conformity assessment performed in the form GOST R Certificate of conformity and GOST R Declaration acceptance.
The certificate and declaration of conformity may be issued:
- for series products;
- for a separate batch of products supplied;
- for a single item of the product.
When executing GOST R declaration of conformity the applicant may only be the resident of the Russian Federation: a legal entity or an individual entrepreneur. Upon the execution of GOST R certificate the applicant may also be a foreign manufacturer.
In Russia the regulatory framework in terms of conformity assessment is rapidly changing. This creates difficulties in determining the scope of which GOST the products are covered by, which form of conformity applies to it. Perhaps the products are already covered by the technical regulations of the Customs Union or the Russian Federation.
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Regulatory framework for GOST R Certification:
Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of December 1, 2009 No. 982 "On the approval of the unified list of products subject to mandatory certification, and the unified list of products, which conformity certification is performed in the form of accepting the declaration of conformity"
Decree of the State Standard of the Russian Federation "On the approval of the rules for certification" GOST R Certification system. Forms of the key documents used in the system " No. 12 of 17.03.1998