What is the EAC Certificate of Conformity?
The EAC Certificate of Conformity proves that the imported goods that are listed in the certificate meet the safety standards of the Eurasian Economic Union.
Legal basis of issuing EAC certificates are the following:
- agreement on common principles and rules of technical regulation by Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia from 18.11.2010
- board decision of the Eurasian Economic Union No. 319 from 18.06.2010
- board decision of the Eurasian Economic Union No. 620 from 07.04.2011
- board decision of the Eurasian Economic Union No. 293 from 25.12.2012
EAC stands for “EurAsian Conformity” and the certificates with this marking are valid in the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union (Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia, and Kyrgyzstan). In many industries, the old national GOST standards are being replaced by the new EAC system, which is based on technical regulations of the Customs Union (abbreviated as TR CU = Technical Regalements of the Customs Union).
Products that are subject to mandatory certification are listed in the technical regulations of the EAEU and could be directly checked there. Here are just a few examples for various industries:
- Technical Regulation of the Customs Union on safety of machinery and equipment (TR CU 010/2011)
- Technical Regulation of the Customs Union on low-voltage equipment safety (TR CU 004/2011)
- Technical Regulation of the Customs Union on safety of pressure vessels (TR CU 032/2013)
As a rule, technical regulations contain the list of products subject to mandatory certification.
How to obtain an EAC Certificate?
The process of the Eurasian conformity assessment and the depends on the specific regulation. In general, an EAC Certificate (TR CU) is prepared as follows:
- Our company analyses the documents submitted by the producer and determines which type of certification the product is subject to accordance with the current technical regulations.
- Product documents are forwarded to an accredited certification body.
- Product samples may be sent to accredited labs for further testing.
- An accredited laboratory conducts product testing, examines product documents and draws up a test report.
- Based on the audit/test results, a certificate is issued and registered to the Federal Service for Accreditation.
In accordance with some of the EAC conformity assessment scheme requirements, the certification body can conduct annual production inspection and check the quality of produced goods.
After the EAC certificate is registered, the products are marked with the rectangular EAC (EurAsian Conformity) mark, which confirms that the products meet technical regulations requirements and have passed conformity assessment procedures.
Validity period of an EAC Certificate
The validity period of a certificate of conformity for a single lot of products or a single product equals to the product operational lifetime. The certificate for a series of products is valid for no longer than 5 years, depending on the EAC conformity assessment scheme.