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RussiaRegulations and compliance requirements can pose challenges to companies who are looking to export their new products in Russia. Most products entering the Russian markets must meet the requirements of the Russian certification system, Gost R, governed by Rosstandart, the state registration body. The local laws and product regulations are generally put in place to provide assurance that the products and services are safe, of good quality and fit for consumers’ needs.

Ensure that your products successfully meet Russian standards by working with a market leader, TÜV SÜD. TÜV SÜD fully understands the local requirements and procedures applicable in Russia. You can rely on our expertise and knowledge to help you access Russian markets efficiently while at the same time, be assured of our objectivity, integrity and professionalism.

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  • Plug Types

    Type C

    Plug C 

    Type F

    Plug F 
  • Electrical Safety

    Regulatory agency

    • Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology 

    Regulations

    • Products may be subject to one or a combination of mandatory approval systems.
    • Products must be marked with the GOST-R Mark after getting GOST-R certificate.
    • Testing must be performed by accredited test laboratories and certification may only be obtained from accredited CBs.
    • Compliance with national GOST standards. 
    • EMC compliance is required for the above, where applicable.

    Guidelines

    • A local representative is required for DoC and GOST-R Certification may be obtained for serial production or single delivery, where applicable.

    CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT INCLUDES

    • Submission of application, test reports and relevant documents
    • Factory inspection
    • Quality management system certification  (where applicable)
    • For certain products, the Sanitary-Epidemiological Conclusion Certificate is required as a pre-requisite for GOST-R approval to confirm compliance with hygienic standards.

    Applicable product categories

    • For further information about applicable product categories, please contact us. 
  • Environmental

    Regulatory agency

    • Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russian Federation

    Regulations

    Energy efficiency:

    • On 15 April 2017, Russian Federation Government approved Resolution No. 450 to amend Resolution No. 1222/2009 on Energy Efficiency Labelling and Technical Documentation.

    RoHS:

    • Technical Regulation on Restriction on the use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (TR EAEU 037/2016) entered into force from 1 March 2018.

    Guidelines

    Energy efficiency:

    • The energy efficiency rating is based on the manufacturer’s proof or any third party test results.
    • The energy efficiency grade ranges from A to G, with A being the most energy efficient and G the least efficient.
    • Energy efficiency grades A+, A++ and A+++ are also required to describe the goods with the highest energy efficiency level which is higher than class "A".

    Russian RoHS:
    The adopted TR requires that the concentration of certain hazardous substances in homogeneous materials in the relevant types of electrical and electronic equipment does not exceed the thresholds set on the TR.

    • Lead: 0.1%;
    • Mercury: 0.1%;
    • Cadmium: 0.01%;
    • Hexavalent chromium: 0.1%;
    • Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB): 0.1%; and
    • Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE):0.1%

    Applicable product categories

    Product categories requiring energy labelling include:

    • Cathode ray tubes (CRT)
    • Combination clothes washer/dryer
    • Cooktops/Hobs            
    • Dishwasher
    • Flat screen televisions
    • Freezers
    • Imaging machines
    • Incandescent lamps
    • Low pressure sodium lamps            
    • Microwave ovens
    • Ovens
    • Refrigerators
    • Room A/C
    • Space heaters
    • Water heaters

    Russian RoHS:

    The list includes PCs, monitors, tablets, keyboards, printers, changeable data storage devices, calculators, electrical and electronic watch, electrical hand tools, domestic appliances, cables (except fibre optic cables), etc.

    To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

  • Medical Devices

    Regulatory agency

    • Federal Service on Surveillance in Healthcare (Roszdravnadzor)*

    *All registration certificates with unlimited validity and were issued before 31 December 2012 must be re-issued. The previous deadline for re-issuing of the existing registration certificates with unlimited validity has been cancelled by Roszdravnadzor and extended to January 2021.

    Regulations

    • Approval of medical devices is mandatory in the Russian Federation. Manufacturers or distributors must obtain registration for their medical devices before they can place them on the Russian market.
    • In the first and most important step, medical devices are registered by Roszdravnadzor. In this step, the devices generally undergo technical testing for safety and biocompatibility, and also clinical testing in accredited Russian hospitals.
    • In the second step, a Declaration of Conformity issued by an accredited certification body must be obtained for the medical device. This declaration can only be issued in the name of a distributor located in the Russian Federation.
    • Products must be marked with the GOST-R Mark.

    Guidelines

    • A local representative is usually required.
    • Devices must be tested to Russian standards regardless of whether the product has already achieved US 510(K), EU CE Marking or other national approvals
    • A registration certificate will be issued upon submission of a satisfactory registration dossier. 
    • Device classification is similar to that applied in Europe. 

    Applicable product categories 

    • For more information about applicable product categories, please contact us.  
    • Telecom & Wireless

      Regulatory agency

      • Federal Agency of Communications (FAC)

      Regulations

      • Products may be subject to one or a combination of mandatory certification systems.
      • FAC approval is required for most telecom and wireless equipment.
      • CoC is required for equipment if it is in the public communication network or in technology networks (LAN) appended to a public communication network or in networks of special-purpose (government) appended to a public communication network.
      • For equipment not listed for CoC scope certification, a DoC is required. FSS notification is required for all equipment which has encryption.
      • A RFC conclusion and import license is required for the equipment which has radio technologies.
      • EMC compliance is required for the above, where applicable

      Guidelines

      • A local representative is required for DoC.

      EVALUATION PROCEDURES MAY INCLUDE

      • Documentary audit.
      • Sample testing in accredited laboratories.
      • Evaluation and approval.
      • An additional RF import permit (RFC) must be obtained from the GKRCH or Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINPROMTORG), depending on the product.
      • Encryption notifications (FSS) should also be declared to Federal State Security Service (FSB) before import of RF products.

      Applicable product categories 

      • Approval is mandatory for radio transmitter devices and telecom terminal devices. To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

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