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Russia: Required documentation about safety standards, testing of imports

Russia: Required documentation about safety standards

Customs authorities in the Eurasian Economic Union (including Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia) are requesting documentation that imports of certain products comply with certain standards.

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Imports into countries in the Eurasian Economic Union must satisfy certain technical requirements including documentation confirming that the imported goods comply with safety standards. These certificates and declarations of conformity contain information about testing conducted on previously imported samples of the goods at issue.

A review by the customs authorities of these compliance controls concluded with discoveries that a number of certificates or declarations of conformity were issued based on “forged” protocols of the sample testing. As a consequence, the customs authorities have started to request, as part of the customs declaration procedures for regular shipments, documentation proving that the tested samples were imported prior to the certificate or declaration of conformity being issued.

Russia’s federal customs service also issued a clarification letter that informs importers that sample testing of imports will be verified automatically in the near future.


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