GOST is the Russian word for “norms” and R stand for Russia. The abbreviation GOST stands for the State Union Standard.
Why is GOST certification necessary?
Usually Certificate is necessary for:
- Customs house
- Selling and using at Russian market
Certification process for products and services might be obligatory or voluntary. Certification system had been created to protect Consumer’s rights and avoid import of low quality products. Certification law establish standards and norms which have to be met to receive GOST-R certificate. There are also regulations saying which products are subjects to obligatory certification and which might possess voluntary certificate.
According to the resolution of the State Customs Committee of Russia from 01.10.2000, production of foreign manufacturers imported into FR should meet the national quality standards, therefore is a subject to certification.
Russia is an unique country and has unique requirements of safety. If you plan to trade with Russia, you should know and understand the Russian requirements for certification.
Your products have to meet Russian standards which are different and mostly not harmonized with the European or International standards. CE self-declaration is not sufficient in Russia and cannot replace the Russian Certificate of Conformity.
Basically, almost all consumer products require the mandatory certification. It includes all building materials, shoes, furniture, tableware and kitchenware, packaging materials, household and industrial equipment, etc.
Certification GOST refers to specified products or industrial activity of the company. Certificates are issued on a base of expertise results, so products which well went through certification process have no difficulties while registering at customs.