Approval for Eastern and Southeastern Europe
Imports to the CIS, Serbia, and Croatia
Russia is increasingly aligning its technical regulations with international standards. Many products, however, are still certified according to state regulations. The same applies for the Ukraine and Belarus. We can help answer all of your questions on product approval in eastern and southeastern Europe. Although the EU member states in this region have synchronized their standards, Serbia and Croatia maintain individualized import regulations. Operating in cooperation with local certification agencies, we can provide you with the required country approvals.
Benefits at a Glance
With TÜV Rheinland product approval, you:
- Benefit from speedy introduction to the market of your choice
- Can gain a lead over the global competition
- Are able to save money - thanks to our experience and expertise
Conformity Requirements in Russia and the Customs Union
GOST R and TR-Certificates / Registered Declaration of Conformity
For industrial plants, Russia has its own authorities, regulations and approval schemes for product security, hygiene, fire protection, operation permits, and much more. Our experts determine which approvals your plant needs. GOST R - Certificates and TR-Certificates (short for “Technical Regulation”) certify that your company adheres to the legal regulations or “registered conformity explanation” required for an increasing number of products. If your product is affected by one of these regulations, you must in any case obtain the certificate and/or registration prior to your first shipment to Russia and provide Russian customs with proof of conformity.
Special regulations also apply to medical products in Russia. For active medical products proof must be furnished that they fulfill the appropriate Russian GOST standards for security and safety. Detailed information on approval of your medical product in Russia is available in the section on medical products and technology.
Proof of Conformity for the Russian Customs Union Market - Belarus - Kazakhstan
On July 1, 2010, a customs union was agreed between Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan with the aim of making free traffic of goods possible between these countries - based on proofs of conformity valid in all three countries. National Russian proof of conformity still applies, for example, for shipments to Russia. Besides the existing conformity evaluation only for Russia or Belarus, we also offer certificates of compliance based on the rules and requirements of the customs union.
Mandatory Approval in the Ukraine
Similar to the Russian GOST R certification, the Ukraine has its own UkrSEPRO system to regulate safety requirements for products and their certification. In addition, the Ukrainian Ministry of Health imposes hygiene requirements for a set of products, for example in the food processing industry. Registration for electrical products based on a CB report and on certified production monitoring by TÜV Rheinland is relatively easy to acquire. All you need to do is apply for a certificate in accordance with Ukrainian standards. You then need to have a manufacturer's declaration of conformity of your products with these standards registered at an authorized Ukrainian office. Ukrainian experts control other products themselves for compliance with national requirements, such as some types of machines. If no certification or declaration is required, it is nevertheless advisable to obtain confirmation from a public authority to attach to customs documents.
Proof of Conformity for Serbia
Serbian certification bodies assign mandatory proof of conformity for electrical products and rely on the relevant CE-guidelines when implementing the provisions. Based on an agreement with the Serbian inspection body Kvalitet, TÜV Rheinland test reports can be used as basis for simple certification without a requirement for further testing in the country.
In Croatia, mains-powered and/or battery-powered products need to be tested for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) by a local accredited agency. The approval consists of a general certificate of conformity and further proof of conformity with EMC standards. This requires a test report from an accredited laboratory such as TÜV Rheinland. The report has to show compliance with European EN standards. The Croatian importer receives the acceptance of conformity (AoC), thereby simplifying market surveillance. A CB test report must be submitted to the Croatian authorities before approval is granted.