Russia Issues Temporary Measures for Products Conformity Assessment Procedure Resulting from COVID-19
April 6, 2020
The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation together with the Federal Accreditation Committee created the list of the following recommendations to certification bodies and applicants for mandatory product certification:
- Regarding valid Certificates of Conformity for serial production, if the next scheduled inspection control is set up within the period associated with the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), postpone the inspection control procedure for up to 6 months.
- Regarding valid Certificates of Conformity for serial production, which expire during the period associated with the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), a certification body that has previously conducted the periodic assessment (inspection control) of this certified products may issue a new serial certificate taking into account the positive results of the latest periodic evaluation of such certified products.
Inspection control on these newly issued certificates must be carried out no later than 3 months after the country where the products are manufactured is excluded from the List of Adverse Countries.
This applies only to the products which have no revealed facts of violation of mandatory requirements.
- Regarding products that are put into circulation for the first time as well as products with expired certificates, accept certification schemes for a batch of products or for single products.
For certification of a batch of products, a certification body may take samples at a temporary storage warehouse or customs warehouse, in the vehicle capacity or take samples imported into the Russian Federation in compliance with customs procedures and designed for product testing and measurement.
- Certification bodies shall temporarily suspend services for applicants, if it requires production audit and sampling on the territory of countries from the List of Adverse Countries.