SGS Russian/CIS Certification is a service division of the SGS Group – the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services.
With over 59,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world. The core activity of SGS Russian/CIS Certification is, through the SGS subsidiaries, to assist our clients in obtaining certificates and other permissive documents required by local regulations and/or local customers. Our division’s mission is to facilitate international trade and investments and to enable our clients to develop business with Russia and other CIS countries.
Developing along with our Clients
On July 14, 1993 Gosstandart of Russia (this is the former name for the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology) accredited SGS to provide GOST R certification services, allowing SGS to issue GOST R Certificates of Conformity and GOST R Declarations of Conformity. It is notable that SGS has been the first international player admitted into the Russian certification market. Our initial accreditation scope included all major product categories exported to Russia at that time, namely foodstuffs, cosmetics, toys, textiles, FMCG, machinery and E&E. To support the activity of issuing GOST R Certificates of Conformity, we have also been operating a number of laboratories properly accredited by Russian authorities in Europe and Asia to carry out tests and evaluate whether exported goods comply with Russian standards.
Since then, we have been constantly adapting our capabilities to our clients’ needs and investing into our own development along with our clients’ development.
There was a significant shift in the Russian import structure from consumables to industrial products in the late 1990s to early 2000s. Therefore, in December 2003, we extended our GOST R accreditation to include a wider range of machinery goods.
In November 2007, the Russian Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology (Rostekhregulirovaniye) accredited SGS to perform metrological expertise of project, design and process documentation.
In May 2008, the Russian Federal Agency for Environmental, Technological and Nuclear Supervision (Rostekhnadzor) licensed SGS to provide industrial safety expertise needed to issue Permits to Use for industrial equipment.
The legal framework has been evolving in Russia with the emergence of Technical Regulations, and SGS now has the required accreditation and competence to issue Certificates and Declarations of Conformity to Technical Regulations’ Requirements.
Moreover, we have been also providing assistance in obtaining other permits necessary to sell or to use products in the Russian territory such as Hygienic Conclusions, Fire Safety Certificates, Explosion Proof Certificates, Telecom Type Approval Certificates and others. To identify the type of approval you need to carry out business in Russia – see the ‘Certification & Licensing’ section.
The supply to Russia of just several pieces of machinery has gradually turned into the export of complete factories, which implies higher complexity of the export process with regard to project logistics and coordination with various local authorities. In this connection, for the last few years our clients have been benefiting from our Project Management solutions, empowered by the SGS Group’s widest range of competencies. Thus, industrial investors/suppliers take advantage of such services as Vendor Surveillance, Quality Assurance & Quality Control, On-Site & Pre-Shipment Inspection that naturally complement Russian Certification.
Answering the ever increasing interest of our clients towards other CIS countries, such as Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Belarus and elsewhere, which have their own product certification systems (although very similar to the Russian ones), SGS has been providing concurrent services enabling international players to enter these emerging markets. Our key services as mentioned above are accompanied by auxiliary activities:
As a part of Advisory Services we will discuss and offer you the best certification schedule reflecting your needs and will help you to find the solution on how to comply with Russian regulations in the most rational way.
We regularly organize Training Workshops regarding Russian certification where we explain, to international exporters, what problems they might encounter when trading with Russia and the procedures they should follow.
And, since many documents required by Russian authorities should be written in the Russian language, we provide our clients with Translation Services from practically any language.
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