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Under the Technical regulations of the Eurasian Customs Union, certain categories of products are subject to mandatory certification and declaration of conformity with safety requirements when they are imported to the EACU. Thus, these products can be released into free circulation only if they carry EAC marking.

An end-consumer of goods can have them marked at a customs warehouse, BUT this will result in additional costs (warehousing expenses related to storage, loading and unloading, transportation from temporary storage warehouses to a customs warehouse and back, marking itself). Moreover, given the established deadlines for administrative offence procedures, the end-consumer will be able to collect the goods in two months at best. We are all aware that this is unacceptable, especially if these goods are food products with a short shelf life.

Unfortunately, not all foreign partners agree to have goods marked. Thus, importers have two options:

  1. They import goods to the EACU and have them marked PRIOR TO filing a declaration. After the goods are marked at a customs warehouse, a customs declaration may be filed. This option will not be classified as an administrative offence but will result in significant expenses as was said above;
  2. Marking can be organised in transit PRIOR to goods’ arrival at a customs terminal (temporary storage warehouse). We offer our clients this particular option, as it is a standard service we provide as part of our comprehensive support. Besides, this option does not seriously affect delivery deadlines. Marking goods at a warehouse allows the end-consumer to have goods re-packaged, re-assorted, etc.  We can easily arrange marking of tens of thousands of units.

We also undertake to ensure marking of goods in conformity with the established guidelines:

1. The EAC mark can be affixed:

  • To the label,
  • To the product itself,
  • To the pack of several product units.

2. The EAC mark must be made in Russian or the language of a country - CU member where this product will be sold to the customer.

3. The mark must be readable and visible for inspection and identification.

4. Food product marks must contain:

  • Type and name of the product;Grade and trademark;
  • Country of origin, name and legal address of the producer;
  • Weight/volume of the product;
  • Food contents;
  • Conditions of storage;
  • Expiration date (or production date and period of storage);
  • Directions for preparation of semi-finished goods or children’s foodstuffs; directions for use (for biologically active additives);
  • Reference to regulatory specifications for the product manufacture;
  • Information on compliance confirmation.

5. Marking of non-food products must contain:

  • Name of the goods;
  • Country of origin, name and legal address of the producer;
  • Intended use (area of use);
  • Main characteristics; rules and conditions for efficient and safe use;
  • Reference to regulatory specifications for the product manufacture;
  • Information on compliance confirmation.

It is important to note that, under Decision No 711 of the Customs Union Committee, an EAC mark must be affixed only to products that have passed all procedures for conformity assessment established by the Technical regulations of the Eurasian Customs Union. In other words, products must have a declaration or certificate of conformity issued by relevant authorities.

We help obtain these documents.

To learn more about this service or ask a question, please contact our specialists.