Certification in Azerbaijan

AZS certification system: main approval procedures, timing and marking requirements. What you should know in order to start exporting your products to Azerbaijan.

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Certification in Azerbaijan

The Republic of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijan) is not part of the WTO (World Trade Organization) yet, but it is confidently moving towards accession to the WTO.

The Azerbaijan Standardization Institute (AZSTAND) is a directory for those who are looking for answers to requests, and the institute can provide all the necessary documents regarding standards, technical requirements and conformity assessment procedures.
According to the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated April 16, 1996 “On Standardization”, state standards of Azerbaijan contain mandatory and recommendatory requirements.

More than 20 thousand interstate and 966 national standards are registered in the state fund of regulatory legal acts. In general, the compliance between Azerbaijan’s state standards and European and international standards is 45%.

GOODS THAT SHOULD TO BE CERTIFIED

The Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan approves the List of products that require the certification and reviews the list at least once a year. The list includes 120 items, including products such as clothes, shoes and toys for children, swimming accessories, detergents, bleaches and cleaners, low-voltage equipment, trailers and semi-trailers, medical equipment, cars, motorcycles, etc.

It is important to note that telecommunication and radio equipment have to be obligatory certified as TELECOM appliances.
This is a separate certification system in Azerbaijan that should be taken into consideration additionally to safety approval (EMC, LVD).

The Azerbaijani language is the official language of the national certification system in the country. According to the mentioned above Decree, certification agencies and laboratories seeking accreditation in the national certification system in the Republic of Azerbaijan must have the status of a legal entity, and their degree of independence should be such that the factors of their administrative subordination and financial condition completely exclude the possibility of any impact on their personnel.

MARKING

There is a conformity mark in the Republic of Azerbaijan (see Figure 1), which is protected under the current legislation of the country.
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Figure 1. Image of the conformity mark used in the national certification system in Azerbaijan

According to safety requirements for life, health, property of citizens and environmental cleanliness indicators, all products, as well as processes and services require mandatory certification.

According to the Decree mentioned above, when concluding agreements on the import of products that will be used in Azerbaijan for its intended purpose, it is necessary to have a certificate of conformity confirming the safety of products and recognized by the national certification agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Certified products are entered in the State Register of the National AZS System. Certificates and licenses are valid for a period not exceeding 3 years.

Country also has labeling rules that depend on the type of product. Labeling is regulated by legislative acts of Azerbaijan as well as mandatory standards.

There is one general rule for labeling - all labels and instructions should be in Azerbaijani, and information regarding measurements should be presented in the metric system.

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Certificates to be obtained in Azerbaijan



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Customs Union Certificate - EAC

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Telecom (FAC approval)

Approval procedures for devices that can be connected to the Public Telecom Network (PTN) were set up by Telecom Law #126 -FL in July, 2003. According to this Law, all products that have an access to PTN need to be Certified or Declared and registered through the Rossvyaz or so-called the Federal Agency of Communication (FAC).

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Radio Approval (RFC Conclusion)

Radio-Frequency Conclusion (RFC Conclusion) is a special document that is to be emitted by the State Radio-Frequency Center (SRFC) and gives the opportunity to foreign manufacturers to export radio-frequency means to the territory of the Russian Federation.

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The FSS Notification (Encryption approval)

All products that are capable of encryption need to be approved in the Federal Security Service (FSS or sometimes called FSB) in order to be successfully imported to the Customs union. A special document that confirms the product which is transfer data through crypto algorithms can be imported is called FSS Notification (or FSB Notification).

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Fire safety

Fire safety certificate (EMERCOM) *** Updated!

Fire Safety Certificate is a document attesting the conformity of products to The Russian Law which concerns fire safety. The scope of certification and main requirements to the process are stated by the Federal Law #123 “Technical Regulations on Fire Safety” dated June 22, 2008.

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Metrology (PAC)

For the distribution of measuring devices in the Russian Federation, a Pattern Approval Certificate (Metrological Certificate) is mandatory. This document certifies that the measuring device complies with the requirements of Russian Federation standards and is registered in the State Register. Such a certificate is valid for 5 years but also can be issued for a certain batch.

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Hygienic Certificate (State Registration Certificate)

State registration certificate (SRC also frequently referred to as a Hygienic Certificate) is a document used in the certification system of the Customs Union (so can be used in all 5 countries - Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kirgizia) which confirms compliance of the goods with the sanitary and hygienic requirements of CU.

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Permit for use (RTN – RosTechNadzor)

According to Federal Law of the Russian Federation №22 “On amendments to the Federal Law “On industrial safety of production site” and other statutory requirements of the Russian Federation, the RosTechNadzor (RTN) discontinued to issue Application Permits. This document is to be replaced by an Industrial Safety Expert Conclusion.

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Medical Registration Certificate

All Medical devices need to obtain Medical Registration Certificate (MRC) to enter the Russian Federation market. This document has an unlimited validity period, so the manufacturer should pass the procedure only once. Russian MRC is not harmonized with the medical registration standards in other countries, so it is valid only in the country of issue.

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GOST R certificate

GOST is an abbreviation for GOvernment STandard. Each country of the CIS has a GOST standard of it’s own. The GOST-R – stands for GOST-Russia, BELGOST – Belarus Gost, GOST-K – Kazakhstan/Kyrgyzstan, GOST-U – Uzbekistan and etc.

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The MinPromTorg Licence

In each country of the Eurasian Economic Union, there is a special governmental authority that issues such a License. In Russia, this structure is the Ministry of Industry and Trade (in other words MINPROMTORG).

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