Mirèse Heijting, owner of CIS Certification, outlines the documentation needed for Russia and neighbouring states.
Doing business in Russia is a challenge and despite all the current political developments, it remains an interesting market with good future prospects. Getting the correct certification is certainly one of the main challenges.
When Russia joined the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in August 2012, one of the agreements was to simplify its international trade regulations and procedures. This agreement also applies to certification. There is now less certification required than before 2012, when it was called GOST certification. However, the downside is that it has become a more complicated process.
The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is a customs and economic union comprising the Russian Federation, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Armenia where an area of free trade between these member states exists. In this area a common customs tariff, unified trade rules and uniform technical standards apply.
Why is certification required?
There are several reasons for...
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