Updated procedure for importing products into the territory of the EAEU

On September 24, 2021, the order of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission No. 143 of September 21, 2021 entered into force. This document approves a new procedure for importing products subject to mandatory conformity assessment into the customs territory of the Eurasian Economic Union. The procedure will be submitted to the EEC Council for final approval.

Mandatory confirmation of products in accordance with the requirements of the EAEU technical regulations

The following are cases where it is necessary to confirm the compliance of the products with the established requirements of the EAEU:

  • imported products included in the lists of goods subject to mandatory assessment of compliance with the requirements of the EAEU technical regulations

  • imported products included in the uniform list of goods (approved by the decision of the Customs Union Commission No. 526 of 28 January 2011), for which mandatory requirements have been established under the legislation of the Member States belonging to the EAEU

What types of documents confirm the compliance of the products?

According to the updated procedure, the division into 2 groups is implemented:

  • situation when the prescribed document for conformity assessment is a certificate of conformity, declaration of conformity, a small watercraft classification certificate, a certificate of state registration, vehicle type approval (chassis type approval) or another document provided in accordance with the applicable regulation.

  • situation where the conformity assessment document provided by the EAEU Member States, on the territory of which products subject to mandatory conformity assessment is endorsed in customs procedures, a certificate of conformity or a declaration of conformity drawn up on a uniform form (for goods subject to mandatory conformity assessment and included in the uniform list of products , which was adopted by the Customs Union Commission Decision No. 620 of April 7, 2011).

Confirmation of product compliance is not always required

It is worth knowing that the import of products without appropriate approvals confirming the conformity assessment is possible in cases when these products belong to one of the following categories:

  1. Samples for testing, if the applicant has an agreement with a conformity assessment body or a testing laboratory, or if the applicant has a letter confirming the required number of samples of imported products for these purposes.

  2. Samples for interlaboratory comparative testing, verification or calibration of measuring instruments, provided that the declarant has an appropriate agreement.

  3. Samples imported in the quantity, weight or volume specified in the transaction documents (provided that the applicant has a document confirming the transaction, and in the absence of a transaction, if the applicant has a document confirming the right to have, use and / or dispose of such samples), to be used for the purpose of conducting research, development works, for representation purposes as souvenirs or marketing materials.

  4. Spare parts for the servicing and / or repair of finished products (individual parts intended to replace / repair the same parts in order to maintain or restore the working condition of the product without the purpose of distributing them within the territory of the EAEU Member States during profit-oriented activities).

  5. Components, raw materials and / or materials for the production of products in the EAEU, which are imported only for the use of the applicant.

  6. Goods imported for diplomatic missions and consular posts located in the territory of the EAEU (as defined in Article 2 (2) (3) of the Customs Code) etc.

  7. Humanitarian and technical assistance, imported according to the procedure established by the relevant legislative instruments of a Member State.

  8. Goods necessary to eliminate the effects of natural disasters, extraordinary events - both natural and man-made. This must be confirmed by submitting a written confirmation to the customs authority from the authorized Member State authority.

  9. Used products (unless the relevant regulations state otherwise).

  10. Copy of the individual piece goods or a set of elements of the piece goods that can be assembled to make a single piece of them, provided that they are imported in accordance with the transaction and used for purposes that preclude their distribution within the EAEU in the course of commercial activities.

In order to confirm product compliance in the above cases, the declarant is obliged to send a notification to the appropriate customs authority in the form of an electronic document certified by an electronic signature or a paper document certified by the declarant's signature and seal.