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Tips for shipment to the Customs Union countries. What is important to foresee in the trade contract?

Tips for shipment to the Customs Union countries. What is important to foresee in the trade contract?


Posted on Dec 13 Legal Tips, Russian Market

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EAC certification is the most discussable topic among foreign manufacturers who supply products to the CU region that sometimes could be considered as a sticking point. Be careful! Do not jump at the bait!



Once the batch arrives at the border of the Customs Union countries (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan), EAC Certificate of Conformity/EAC Declaration of Conformity is a mandatory approval document that is to be provided at Customs for cargo customs clearance.

Be careful during the contract signing! In order to avoid any penalties for batch jammed at Customs, the responsible Party for EAC certification process should be foreseen in the Contract in advance. EAC certification is the most important issue to be discussed between the Parties.

To prevent unexpected surprises during the shipment, the manufacturer should have a clear image of what products he supplies and which EAC approvals are applicable to cover declared products. It is recommended to start certification in advance to get requested EAC certificates/EAC declarations in time before the shipment.

Most precautious should be foreign manufacturers of Ex-proof equipment (electrical and non-electrical equipment) that corresponds to ATEX/IECEx Directive and is intended to be used in potentially explosive environments.
For a successful import of the batch with the equipment labeled with EX-marking, the manufacturer should certify the products in compliance with the Technical Regulation of the Customs Union 012 "On safety of the equipment for operating in explosive environments" and get EAC Certificate of Conformity to ТR CU 012/2011.

There are the most important key features to be taken into account before the dispatch of the Ex-proof equipment (in case of single batch delivery):
  • be ready to provide ATEX/IECEx certificates for declared Ex-proof equipment.
  • do not forget to provide information for all Ex-proof components (including product name and exact model name, manufacturer’s name, EX marking, ATEX/IECEx certificate number, operating temperature).
  • prepare nameplate draft, user manual and drawings in Russian.
  • be ready to provide the contract between the manufacturer and end client in Russia as well as invoice for the batch.
If you have further questions regarding Ex-proof equipment certification for the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), WWBridge specialists are pleased to consult you.

By Evgenia Kovaka
Key Account Manager





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