04.04.2023 (Обновлено: 06.04.2023 17:24)

EEC amended Procedure for forming and maintaining the Register of issued certificates of conformity and registered declarations of conformity

On March 4, the Eurasian Economic Commission's Board adopted amendments to the Procedure for forming and maintaining the Unified Register of issued certificates of conformity and registered declarations of conformity.

The EEC Board's decision completes a number of systemic changes in the fundamental documents in the field of conformity assessment adopted in December last year. These are uniform forms of certificates and declarations of conformity and the procedure for registering declarations of conformity.

The new changes will help improve the traceability and safety of goods, as well as the transparency of information on the conformity assessment of products contained in the said register. It is important to note the arrangements reached by the EAEU countries on introducing additional information into the Procedure, which is included only in the national part of the Unified Register, if provided for by the Member State's legislation, without transferring such information to the Commission, in particular:

- place of manufacture identifier (GLN) or another identifier - for products from third countries;

- GTIN code;

- number of the customs declaration for products imported into the Union's territory as samples;

- information on periodic assessment of certified products;

- other information (on the application for certification; agreement concluded by the applicant on the transfer of a serial certificate with another certification body, if the authority that issued the certificate is terminated).

This rule will be applied for two years, during which the Member States and the EEC will monitor for any obstacles to free movement of goods in the Union's market.

This approach will enable testing practices aimed, inter alia, at expanding the possibilities for additional supervision over the validity of these documents issued using information technologies without additional adjustments to other organizational and methodological documents in the field of conformity assessment.

The new provisions of the Commission's act will ensure the implementation of relevant provision of the Strategy-2025 on introducing in the Union of an electronic document on conformity assessment.

The decision of the Commission's Board shall come into effect after 30 calendar days have elapsed from the date of its official publication. Its enactment is interconnected with the effective date of the new version of relevant common process.