How EAC Conformity Certification Impacts the Export Of Electrical and Electronic Products to the Eurasian Union
Exporters of electrical & electronic products to member-states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), including Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, need to meet a range of EAEU requirements.
The Customs Union (CU), formed in 2010, is harmonizing existing national standards (GOST-R, TR Russian Federation, ST-B (BLR) and GOST-K) for product certification and replacing them with new technical regulations (TR) – known as either TR CU, or TR EAC.
In accordance with Custom Union Regulation 768, that came into force on February 15, 2013, for specific product categories which fall into the EAC certification scope, the original requirements of GOST-R, STB and GOST-K will be replaced by EAC certification. In Russia, some product categories, such as rechargeable batteries, do not yet fall within the scope of EAC certification , therefore GOST-R compliance is still required.
Products that have been certified in accordance with CU-TRs can be freely traded in the Customs Union territory. Currently, EAC certification is mandatory in all EAEU countries. Almost all types of electric & electronics products are covered by the Eurasian Union regulations, including:
- LVE: Safety of Low Voltage Equipment (TR 004/2011)
- EMC: Electromagnetic Compatibility of Technical Product (TR 020/2011)
- Safety of Machines and Equipment (TR 010/2011)
- Safety of Equipment For Use In Explosive Environments (TR CU 012/2011)
- Safety of Elevators (TR CU 011/2011)
There are two routes to navigate the EAC Marking Process, depending on the type of product:
For Batch Certification and Declaration:
- Product testing
For Series Production Certification:
- Product testing
- Factory inspection
- Surveillance inspection
EAC Marking Process
The EAC mark should be affixed to the product and packaging, and its height should be no less than 5 mm.
The Customs Union awards two certification types:
- Certificate of Conformity (COC): for local/overseas companes, as determined by CU-TRs
- Declaration of Compliance (DOC): for local companies
According to EAEU Commission Decision No. 154, dated November 15, 2016, the Applicant for the CoC/DoC can only be a legal entity registered in the territory of the Customs Union (EAEU) – local manufacturer, retailer or an authorized Local Representative.
EAC certificates are valid per batch, or for a period of up to five years. An initial factory inspection is required before certification for COC (serial production), anda surveillance inspection is required to maintain its validity.
SGS The Right Partner To Achieve EAC Certification
Thanks to its unrivalled track record and experience in the Customs Union markets, SGS can provide you a complete service package covering all relevant EAEU certification requirements for your product category. Our resources, expertise, accredited certification body status and accredited testing facilities enable us to support you in achieving compliance with EAEU technical regulations and gain access the EAEU market.
Throughout the years, we have accumulated in depth knowledge of international and Customs Union standards. This allows us to find the common elements in the two systems of technical regulation, which in turn helps us design an effective regulatory compliance strategy for your types of electrical & electronic products.
SGS’s global network of experts and labs means that we have the right specialists in all major countries trading with the EAEU. As a result, our experts are accustomed to dealing in complex projects involving a number of parties and markets, while still providing a local service in the local languages for all your clients and suppliers around the world.
For more information on SGS EAC Certification services contact:
SGS CSTC Standards Technical Service Co., Ltd
CRS EEC KA Customer Service
t: +86 21 61915666
SGS Germany GmbH
CRS – International Sales Manager
t: +49 40 30101 847