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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.



GOST K is a Kazakhstan technical standard certificate issued by Kazakhstan. After the introduction of the TRCU (Technical Regulation of Customs Union) and the integrated certification system that took effect among the Eurasian Customs Union countries, the proportion of GOST R certification in Kazakhstan has significantly decreased compared to the past. However, GOST K certification is still required for import customs clearance for compulsory certification items that have not yet been agreed upon between allied countries. GOST K can be issued by a certification body approved by the Kazakhstan Committee for Standardization, Metrology and Certification (KAZMEMST). According to regulations, the following items are subject to GOST K certification.

  • Items included in the Kazakhstan Decree № 367 «About obligatory confirmation of conformity of products in the Republic of Kazakhstan»
  • Items not covered by the Kazakhstan Decree № 620 «Single list of products subject to mandatory assessment (confirmation) within the Customs Union with issuance of uniform documents»
  • Items not included in the “List of Conformity Assessment Targets” agreed upon by other customs union member countries.


GOST K certificates are divided into GOST K CoC (compulsory certification of conformity) and GOST K Voluntary CoC (voluntary certification of conformity) according to product groups and details.


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

Validation One time 1~3 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)/ Kazakhstan 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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