Gost R Certificaiton

GOST is the valid quality certification system in Russian Federation. ( With the other words, it is called GOST-R Certification) GOST is very important for Russian companies and exporters to the Russia and carries the same meaning of ISO 9000 series certificates for the western companies. GOST-TR is the approved quality indicator for Russia.

Certification GOST-TR is not only engaged with the quality management of the subject company, but also focused the products of it. With the other words, to obtain of this certificates the tests of samples are necessary. These test are made on accredited laboratories by GOSSTANDARD. ( Russian Governmental Standards Organization) According to these tests the certificates are given to the willing company.

There are two kinds of certificates:

Obligatory GOST certification

GOST-R certificate is a confirmation of authorized units that products meet obligatory requirements.

There is a list of products, which have to posses an obligatory certificate GOST-R. That certification is required mainly for the products related to people and environment safety. Obligatory certification guarantee that products are safe and usable. In a case of not receiving obligatory GOST-R certificate, goods will not drive in to the boundary and will not be admitted for trade. These certificates have currently yellow colour.

For some products certificate GOST-R can be delivered only if they have additional Russian certificates, for example:

  • Sanitary-epidemiologic certificate,
  • Fire safety certificate
  • Veterinary certificate

In content of GOST-R certificate there are placed references to below documents.

Voluntary certification GOST R

Products, which are not on the list of obligatory certification, can posses a voluntary certification GOST-R. That document is blue.

Even though voluntary certificate is not required for customs clearance, exporters and importers usually apply for it to prove high quality of the product. Certificates confirm that production meets Russian standards and technical norms. It means that GOST Certificate is a powerful marketing tool as it increases customer's confidence and reduces import of low quality products. That makes products which are a subject of voluntary certification more competitive.