Trading with the Russian Federation – certification you definitely have to know before
Posted on 17/11/2017 1:55pm
The advantages of the Russian Federation market are widely known. In a background of general economic expansion, also favored by the process of lawmaking and administrative reform, the existence of high domestic demand increase has to cope with the limits of the present Russian production format, emerging in big possibilities for firms in other states keen to meet Russian demand, both customer and instrumental goods.
The administrative structure in Russia is very different from the European background in which we are familiar with operating with agility. Provided that the rule of reciprocal acceptance in the EC market is mandatory and compulsory certification, which is only requested for some hazardous or high-risk goods in Russia, most of the products intended for marketing on the domestic markets of the federation must be authorized to verify item conformity to Russian national specifications. As the verification of imported goods is not directly the task of the customs forces, they are narrowed to controlling the existence and trustworthiness of the documentation certifying the characteristics of the foreign items. The principal document is the certificate of compliance promulgated under the obligatory GOST Certification System.
This internal certification policy has been launched to safeguard public health and guarantee the safety and excellence of imported products that have flooded the national markets of ex-USSRs.