_ Olga Kravchenko, Head of Accounting and Import Group, SCHNEIDER GROUP. Moscow, 24 August 2018.
The Eurasian Economic Commission (hereinafter – the EEC) adopted a number of documents in the field of technical regulations, which establish new rules in this sphere.
The Council of EEC’s decree No. 44 dated April 18, 2018, confirmed the models for assessing the conformity of products, which are the basis for the revision of the existing technical regulations. The Decision came into force on July 18, 2018. Adoption of new product conformity assessment schemes will not affect the validity of the already issued permits: re-registration of declarations and certificates of conformity, as well as certificates of state registration will not be required. Current models will still be applied until the required changes made.
The main innovations will affect the procedure of state registration, in particular, it is established that the certificate of state registration will cease to be an unlimited document – it will be valid for 5 years (unless other terms are specified by technical regulations). It is also possible to issue a certificate in the electronic format. The procedure of state registration will be carried out in accordance with two schemes:
1p – for products manufactured in the EAEU;
2p – for products manufactured outside the EAEU.
Regardless of the type of product, the applicant must take all necessary measures to ensure that products comply with the technical regulations requirements, and also ensure the marking of the goods with a single sign of circulation (EAC).
The ECE Collegium’s decree No. 41 of March 20, 2018, stated the renewal of the registration procedure, suspension, renewal and termination of certification of conformity (hereinafter – Certifications) related to products which require the technical regulations confirmations by the Eurasian Economic Union.
The procedure determines single rules for registration of Certifications by authorized bodies and establishes a list of necessary documents for its registration.
The basis for suspending the Certification registered in the Unified register is the issuance of an appropriate order to the applicant by the state control body. The order can be issued in case of revealing the fact of non-compliance of the products with the requirements established by the technical regulations.
The basis for termination of the Certification can be both the decision of the applicant himself, the decision of the state control body in the form of issuing an order to the applicant to terminate the validity, or recognizing the Certification as invalid.
The price and time frames will be increased in accordance with these normative legal acts implementation, and the issue will take from 1 to 4 weeks and depend on the type of product and type of issued conformity document.
These days see a quantity input in checks by the regulatory authorities regarding the basis under which the registration of certifications of conformity was issued. It also applies to the import of samples for certification purposes.