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GOST (ГОСТ) is the abbreviation for GOsudarstvennyy STandart. GOST refers to a set of technical standards maintained by the Euro-Asian Council for Standardization, Metrology and Certification (EACS), a regional standards organization operating under the supervision of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Standard itself was originally developed by the Soviet Union government, however, after the disintegration of the USSR, standards acquired a new status of the regional standards. Since then, more than 20,000 standards were used extensively in 12 countries, serving to regulate countries in the region. GOST R simply refers to GOST certificate in Russia, GOST B for Belarus, GOST K for Kazakhstan and so on.



After the introduction of TRCU, the unified conformity assessment system for member states of the Customs Union, equipment falls under mandatory GOST R lists dramatically decreased. However, some product groups are still included in mandatory GOST R certification list.


GOST R CoC: Certificate of Conformity is a form of mandatory certification, an approval of product safety conformity as per requirements of the technical regulation (safety requirements). A certificate is printed on the yellow blank-form in accordance with the government regulation and Russian classification code for product (OKP). This conformity certificate is issued by an accredited certification body.

GOST R DoC: Declaration of Conformity is a form of simplified conformity certification, which will be completed based on documents provided by the customer. It requires the customer to sign on the certificate, and validation from certification body.

GOST R Voluntary: Not all products are subject to mandatory certification or conformity assessment. However, in accordance with No.64 Resolution of GOSSTANDART, a voluntary GOST R certificate can be issued based upon documents provided by the applicant voluntarily to increase its chance of sales possibilities when entering Russian market. Many times, it is also requested by Russian importers to other international exporters/manufacturers for assurance.


Certificates can be issued in two valid period types, one-shipment (one-batch) certificates and serial production certificates.

Validation One time 1~5 years
  Issued based on a contract (Based on the contract between the local corporation, branch, importer, or dealer registered in the customs union and the actual exporter (manufacturer)) When continuous export is expected or contracts with many dealers/importers are expected because it is item certification for an unlimited quantity for an unspecified number
Others A contract between the importer and exporter is required for certification Manufacturers QMS (e.g., ISO Certificate) and Post-factory inspection required * If defects are found during the post-factory inspection, the certificate will be revoked.
Applicant Manufacturer or Exporter (CoC, Voluntary)/ Russian Subsidiary, Buyer (DoC)
Factory Audit   Serial production certificate requires factory audit including sample test or witness of test and regular post-audit as per validity period.
Lead-time 1 to 2 weeks after the presentation of complete technical documents is provided, or after the factory audit, inspection including test are completed if applicable.


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