25 Sep 2012

New Technical Regulations and new Mark of Conformity in the Russia, Kazakhstan, and Belarus Customs Union for imports of Machinery and Industrial Equipment

In accordance with initiated 2 years ago unification of certification requirements for member countries of the Customs Union (Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan), new Customs Union Technical Regulations for machinery and equipment will be coming into force on February 15th, 2013:  

  • Safety of machinery and equipment
  • Safety of equipment used in the explosive atmosphere
  • Safety of devices working on gas fuel
  • Safety of low voltage equipment
  • EMC of technical devices
  • Safety of lifts (from April 18th, 2013)

They will replace national requirements and conformity assessment procedures of each member state of the Customs Union. New conformity documents and new Mark of Conformity for Customs Union will be applicable.

There will be a transition period of approximately 2 years to allow for the adjustment to the new legislations.

EAC LogoProducts certified according to new rules will have to be labelled with Customs Union Mark of Conformity, called EurAsian Conformity Mark – EAC, before they are placed on the market of the Customs Union member states.

Other new Technical Regulations are undergoing inter-state discussions and should be approved in the near future.

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