EAC (CUSTOMS UNION CERTIFICATE)
The Customs Union Certificate of Conformity (EAC certificate) is an official document confirming the conformity of the quality of production with the approved standards within the Customs Union region.
The EAC Certificate can be used in the exports of goods to any one of Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan or Kazakhstan. The certificate is also valid on the territory of each country.
Typically the certificate of the Customs Union is issued for partial or serial production. In case the certificate is issued with a validity periof of more than one year, audits must be conducted not less than once a year. The EAC Certificate is issued with a maximum validity period of 5 years.
The Customs Union Certificate of Conformity is the easiest way to enter the markets of Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan at the same time.
The Customs Union Declaration of Conformity has the similar legal power as the EAC Certificate. The receiver of the declaration may only be a legal entity within EAC borders. The receiver companies listed in the declaration, should be responsible for the quality of the products within EAC, and are obliged to accept claims, complaints and appeals related to product quality.
In a declaration of conformity according to EAC technical regulations, it is stated that the organization registered in the territory of the Customs Union is accountable for the product after it is placed on the market. Each declaration of conformity issued in the Customs Union must be registered in the certification body. The EAC Declaration is issued for a maximum period of 5 years.