GOST R is a document that confirms that certified products (services) comply with regulatory requirements of Technical Regulations, standards in force and codes, established for given production by effective standards and regulations.
Gost R Certificates of conformity are issued by a certification body accredited in GOST R system (Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology). Certification process for products and services might be obligatory or voluntary. Certification system has been created to protect consumer’s rights and avoid import of low quality products. Certification law establishes standards and norms which have to be met to receive GOST-R certificate.
There are regulations identifying which products are subject to obligatory certification and which may possess voluntary certification. Certificate of conformity is necessary if products or services are subject to obligatory certification according to legislation. Voluntary certification is prepared only at the initiative of the manufacturer in order to certify certain properties of the product or to persuade consumers to its high quality.
Why is GOST Certification Necessary?
Usually Certificate is necessary for two cases:
- Customs house
- Realization of products at Russian market
The Law on Certification of Products and Services stipulates two types of certification – mandatory and voluntary certification. The Law on Protection of Rights of Consumers and the Law on Standardization regulate mandatory certification process and identify products that are subject to this type of certification.
According to the order of the State Customs Committee of Russia from 01.10.2000, production of foreign manufacturers imported in the country should respond the national quality standards, therefore is the subject to certification.
Certification GOST may be carried out concerning the goods or industrial activities of the firm. The goods, passed process of certification and received certificate of conformity GOST by results of expertise, do not meet any difficulties at registration of customs documents.