import and sell in the Russian Federation? You need a GOST R certificate
GOST R is a quality certification system
which provides evaluation of conformity of the Russian manufacturers and
imported products with standards, quality and safety requirements in
There are two types of GOST R certificates depending on the product -
Obligatory and Voluntary.
Obligatory certificate is issued for products subject to obligatory
certification according to the Russian law. Voluntary certificate is
issued for products not subject to mandatory certification.
The GOST R obligatory certification integrates certification systems in
many groups of homogeneous production such as electrical equipment, food
processing, medical, mining, oil products, gases, construction,
A certificate of compliance can be issued for a batch of goods or a
series of goods. Before applying for a certificate, the company must get
familiar with the documents needed for the type of product it
manufactures and want to certify.
Such documents for example can be a fire safety certificate, a
veterinary certificate, and all other regulatory, registration and
In order to prepare your
gost r documentation and comply with
requirements of Russian certification system you can consult
After filling out forms and presenting the
documents, a sample of the product must be provided for test and
measurements of safety or quality. The test should be carried out in the
plant of production or in an accredited laboratory by trained staff.
After completing the evaluation process, and conforming to the legal
requirements, the manufacturer is given a declaration proving that goods
are safe for humans and the environment. GOST R certification center
also issues GOST R certificate to the applicant.
GOST R is an important document necessary when registering goods at
customs and selling in the Russian Federation. It certifies quality,
safety and compliance of the products with the specifications and terms
of the supply contract.
Not only GOST R certification provides
protection of consumers rights, but it also boosts customer trust in
the certified product, and thus is a good marketing tool.