Under Technical Regulation of the Customs Union, the producer now needs one official importer to obtain the necessary permits and certificates.
The certificates will be issued in the name of that Russian legal entity for the period of the certificate’s validity (1-5 years).
If you do not have one fully trusted partner in Russia, or you do not want to emphasize one of your local distributors over others,


GOST-R and TR CU Certification; Federal Registration of Medical Devices and Dietary Supplements

In accordance with current laws and regulations, most products or services exported to the newly formed Customs Union of Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia and Kyrghyzstan are subject to mandatory certification for conformity to the Technical Regulations of the Customs Union (TRCU or CUTR). The merchandize that has not been included in the Customs Union Technical Regulations, still must be certified for conformity to GOST-R in Russia.

All medical devices are subject to Federal Registration at Russian Health Ministry ROSZDRAVNADZOR

All dietary supplements are subject to Federal Registration at ROSPOTRABNAZOR Health Authority.


Products exempt from mandatory certification still may, and quite often are, submitted for Voluntary Certification. A Voluntary Certificate of Conformity is processed exactly as the mandatory one, and is very helpful for the marketing of the product.

There are several certification formats, or “schemes”. Typically, a certificate of conformity is issued either for one shipment, or for unlimited shipment throughout a period of 1 - 5 years, or for one unit.

Certification procedures differ depending on the particular Technical Regulation the product in question fall under.
A Certificate of Conformity includes:

  • Name, address, tax and bank information of the Russian Applicant (Exporter’s representative, agent, agent-of-record)
  • Name and address of the Exporter (foreign manufacturer)
  • Name and address of the Authority issuing the Certificate
  • Information on the product allowing to categorize it
  • Technical regulations, the conformity to which was established by the Certificate
  • Information about the tests and research carried out in the course of certification
  • List of documents included in the application as proof of the product’s conformity to Technical Regulations
  • Period of validity of the Certificate within the span allowed by the Regulations

Any and all of the above certification options can be implemented ONLY by Exporter’s local official representative or agent.

We are prepared to organize fast and economical certification through the major Russian certification authorities we know, or submit the application to any certification organization as directed by the Exporter. For more specific certification or state registration information click here.


Council of Dietary Supplements Producers of Russia           Chamber of Commerce Russia - EU



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