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Following the Decision No 319 of the Russia-Kazakhstan-Belarus Customs Union Commission dated on June 18, 2010. On Technical Regulation in the Customs Union, the Russian Ministry for Industry and Trade is the official body entitled in the Russian territory to give written clarifications (conclusions) regarding whether a product is liable to mandatory conformity verification or not.

As specified in the Letter No BC-10951/10 from the Ministry for Industry and Trade dated on October 5, 2010. On Issuance of Clarifications signed by Deputy Minister Mr Salamatov, the requests should be addressed to the Department of State Policy in the field of Technical Regulation and Measuring Instrument Unity Assurance of the above mentioned Ministry.
In case of disputable issues, only the conclusions issued by the Ministry may be accepted by Russian Customs officials when clearing import goods.

Until recently, Exemption Letters were produced by VNIIS (the Russian Research & Development Certification Institute). From now on, this function is handed over to the Russian Ministry for Industry and Trade.

In the same manner as before, SGS is ready to assist exporters and importers to Russia with consultation and preparation of the necessary documentation to obtain the exemption letters for customs clearance purposes.

Further information:

Vladimir Ovcharov
Head of Product Certification and Industrial Safety

SGS Vostok Limited (Russia)
t: +7 (495) 775 44 55
Website: www.sgs.com/gost

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