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A DOOR TO EURASIA: MARKET ACCESS TO THE EURASIAN ECONOMIC UNION (EAEU)

The Eurasian Economic Union, formerly Customs Union (CU), is a rapidly growing export market, offering many opportunities to manufacturers to expand revenue. The single territory of the EAEU market, comprised of Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia, is home to over 173 million people. The EAEU helps ensure free and mutual trade across borders.

Electrical products, electronics and many other imports, however, still need to meet the safety and EMC requirements stipulated by the CU Technical Regulations. EAC Certification and the EAC (Eurasian Conformity) Mark are mandatory in all EAEU countries.

The EAC (Eurasian Conformity) Mark

The EAC Mark was introduced in 2013 to harmonize and replace national requirements in the region.

The EAC Mark demonstrates a product’s compliance to the CU standards, and once attained, it must appear on all products entering the Eurasian Economic Union.

Because the EAC Mark covers all member states, it saves manufacturers time and money when planning to access the EAEU market.

The Technical Regulations (TR CU) of the Eurasian Economic Union

The Technical Regulations (TR CU) cover a wide spectrum of products, below is a selection of the major groups:

  • low voltage equipment
  • electromagnetic compatibility of technical equipment
  • light industry products
  • machinery and equipment
  • equipment for work in explosive environments
  • lubricants, oils and special fluids
  • wheeled vehicles
  • personal protective equipment
  • devices operating on gaseous fuel
  • automobile and aviation gasoline, diesel and marine fuel, jet fuel and heating oil

Contact your UL representative to find out what regulations apply to your products and define which documents are needed for the certification or declaration of conformity to the requirements of the applicable TR CU.

The conformity assessment process for EAC

EAC certification can be a complicated process. There are two methods of conformity assessment for electrical products depending on product type and technical regulation requirements:

  • Certification of Conformity (CoC) and
  • Declaration of Conformity (DoC)

Any manufacturer outside of the Eurasian Economic Union needs an authorized local applicant company representative. Here, UL can step in and help you expedite the process. Conformity assessment services offered by UL include:

  • product testing in accredited laboratories
  • submission of application, test reports and essential documentation
  • factory inspection report
  • quality management system certification (where applicable)

UL’s in-depth expertise of the regulations and the conformity process in the Eurasian Economic Union will help ensure an effective market launch, as well as avoid the risks of products being found incompliant.

Ready for the Eurasian Economic Union

Once products have successfully passed the CU EAC conformity assessment procedure – the CU EAC Certificate or Declaration is issued and is registered with the state authority. The EAC certification is valid per batch, or for a period of up to five years. You can now trade freely with Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia.

Get in touch with an expert team to plan launching your products in the Eurasian Economic Union.