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TR CU Certification

Mandatory requirement for almost all consumer products & industrial equipment

Mandatory requirement for almost all consumer products & industrial equipment

About TR CU Certification

The Custom Union consists of the Russian Federation, Belarus and Kazakhstan and is a region with many opportunities for foreign companies.

The creation of the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan has helped to ensure production quality within the trading zone, simplify product distribution by eliminating taxes and complex procedures, and open up new business opportunities for manufacturers. However, to gain access to the Customs Union, you need to achieve the necessary certification or declaration documents and ensure that your machinery and industrial equipment meet the stringent safety regulations and standards of the Customs Union.

TR CU certification demonstrates that your products meet the national regulations and standards for customs clearance and trading. Today, there are nearly 18 applicable certification and/or declaration schemes in the Russian Federation.

Some of these schemes are mandatory and necessary for legal compliance, selling and usage. CU TR certification is a mandatory requirement for almost all consumer products and industrial equipment.

TR CU certificate

The TR CU certificate of conformity signifies that imported products comply with standards of the Customs Union’s member countries as well as quality and safety requirements. This certificate can be issued either for a batch of goods or on series production. There are both mandatory (EAC) and voluntary (GOST-R) certifications. In certain cases, a registered manufacturer declaration may be required.

At present, there are 22 technical regulations of the Customs Union. Among them are the following regulations for technical equipment:

  • TR CU 004/2011 “On the safety of low-voltage equipment” (in force since 15 February 2013)
  • TR CU 010/2011 “On the safety of machinery and equipment” (in force since 15 February 2013)
  • TR CU 011/2011 “On the safety of lifts” (in force since 15 February 2013)
  • TR CU 012/2011 “On the safety of equipment used in explosive environments” (in force since 15 February 2013)
  • TR CU 016/2011 “On the safety of fuel gas machinery” (in force since 15 February 2013)
  • TR CU 020/2011 “Electromagnetic compatibility of hardware” (in force since 15 February 2013)
  • TR CU 032/2013 “On the safety of pressure equipment“ (in force since 1 February 2014)

Documents on the confirmation of compliance with compulsory requirements issued or approved for these products will remain valid until their expiry date, but no later than 15 March 2015. The above-mentioned documents issued or approved before the date of official publication of the relevant decisions made by the Customs Union Commission shall be valid until their expiry date.

How To Prepare for TR CU Certification

You will need to prepare the following documents:

  • Application form
  • Power of attorney from the manufacturer
  • Details of the producer (manufacturer)
  • Test report
  • Technical documentation:
    • User manuals
    • Product design drawings with specific elements of the material and photo documentation
  • ISO 9001 certificate
  • Factory inspection report

Why Choose TÜV SÜD

We have extensive experience in providing testing and expert advisory for many different product industries around the world. Our standing as an independent and impartial third-party assessor instils confidence in the quality and safety of your product.

TÜV SÜD expedites your testing and reporting needs through our partnership and work experience with local agencies. In addition, you can enhance your brand reputation and improve marketability through the use of the well-recognised TÜV SÜD marks and certifications.

  • Save time and money – by ensuring that you obtain your worldwide product and system certification efficiently, avoiding delays and costly rework.
  • Minimise risks – by checking and testing for any issues or defects before your product enters the market. This approach avoids recalls, brand reputation damage, health issues and potential fatalities.
  • Benefit from complete solutions – with all of your certification requirements handled by TÜV SÜD, a company with an established track record in the retail industry.
  • Access the Custom Union market swiftly – with our expert understanding of the regulations and requirements, which comes from more than 20 years’ experience.
  • Deliver consistent quality – by meeting all requirements for safety and reliability.


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