Declaration of Conformity to the Customs Union Technical Regulations
(Declaration CU TR)
Note: Since March, 15 2015 GOST R Certificates and Declarations, issued before coming in force of the new system of technical regulations of the Customs Union, are no more applicable.
This is why from 15.03.2015 GOST R above mentioned Certificates and Declarations are no more valid despite of their period of validity.
Declaration of Conformity to the Technical Regulations of the Customs Union is a document wherein Manufacturer declares that supplied products meet requirements of the Customs Union quality and safety norms. This declaration is necessary during a customs procedure when importing product into the territory of the Customs Union and for use products in the territory of the Customs Union.
The following countries are members of the Customs Union: Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia (beginning from October, 10 2014), Kyrgyzstan ( beginning from May, 1 2015).
Declaration of Conformity and Certificate of Conformity have differing degrees of their responsibility. In the process of declaring only an Applicant (Manufacturer or Vendor) is fully in charge of the conformity to safety and quality requirements and not a third party as a Certification Body. In case of mandatory certification both Applicant (Manufacturer or Vendor) and Certification Body (issuing a certificate) take over responsibility.
Declaration of Conformity is to be registered by an authorized body on the basis of presented by Customer documents, performed tests and inspections (for serial certificated products). This is compliance assessment to the Customs Union Technical regulations. If technical regulations for a product is not yet in force then GOST R Declarations is issued.
Only RF and/or Customs Union resident - legal entity or self-employed person - can act as an Applicant. In case of declaring products manufactured outside RF and CU an official representative of Manufacturer (importer) can act as an Applicant.
Declaration of Conformity is mandatory document. Both Declaration of Conformity and Certificate of Conformity are of an equal legal capacity.
Declaration of Conformity to the Technical Regulations can be obtained according to the different schemes. Each set of technical regulations has its own criteria for the assessment of a product quality and safety for Declaration registration. These schemes may require tests performed independently by Customer or in authorized test laboratory with or without Customer participation and certification body involved or not and so on.
Validity period may vary from one to five years depending on a certification process scheme.
Declaration of Conformity to the Customs Union Technical regulations is valid in the countries of Customs Union. Declaration of Conformity does not require printing on a special blank. It is issued on A4 paper sheet.
Products with Declaration of Conformity (in case of compliance with the technical regulations) must be marked with the special sign of EAC (Eurasian Conformity).
For the purpose of certification/declaring of equipment and machinery subject to requirements of the CU TR of the Customs Union 010 "On safety of machinery and equipment" and Technical Regulations of the Customs Union 032 "On safety of high pressure equipment" it is necessary to develop safety justification.
Safety justification is a document containing a risk analysis and information from the technical documents on baseline minimum of safety measures. Safety justification is document supporting machinery and equipment through all its life cycle. Information on risk analysis during operation and after repairs is also necessary to be added to the safety case.
Equipment safety justification is a necessary document only for newly developed and manufactured equipment after the current Customs Union Technical Regulations have been validated.
Design engineer of machinery and/or equipment keeps the safety justification in original. Manufacturer (company) and operator (company) keep the copy of the safety justification.