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Russia Introduces Measures for Timely Withdrawal of Low-quality Products

The President of the Russian Federation signed Law No. 460-FZ “On Amendments of the Federal Law "On Technical Regulation" and on "Consumer protection laws". The changes concern the procedure for invalidating declarations and certificates of conformity.

In this regard, the law "On Technical Regulation" additionally introduces such terms as "invalidation of the declaration of conformity" and "invalidation of the certificate of conformity" with the appropriate definitions.

In addition, State control (surveillance) bodies now are authorized to:

  • request the manufacturer to provide information on the registration number of the documents of conformity, when it is written into the relevant technical regulation

  • supervise the compliance with the requirements of technical regulations

  • issue orders to eliminate violations of the requirements of technical regulations

  • inform the body that issued the certificate of conformity and the national accreditation body about the need to terminate the validity of documents of conformity

  • hold the manufacturer (contractor, seller, authorized representative) liable for technical regulations offence

  • take other measures provided by the legislation of the Russian Federation in order to prevent harm.

It should be noted that the declaration of conformity will be invalidated in such cases as:

  • termination of the activity of an individual entrepreneur who submitted an application for registration

  • liquidation of a legal entity that indicated in the declaration

  • entry into force of a court decision on forced recall of products

  • availability of an order of the state control body

  • other actions that lead to the harm of human health

Certificates of compliance will be invalidated if:

  • there is a court decision on the compulsory withdrawal of products

  • there is a prescription and the accreditation of the certification body has been terminated or the scope of accreditation has been reduced.

The certification body that issued the serial production certificate must periodically evaluate the certified product. Information about such assessment must be put to the register of certificates of conformity and declarations of conformity. If such assessment is not carried out within the specified period, the certificate is considered invalid and this information is entered to the register.

However, the law provides the possibility of transferring the rights and obligations of a certification body in relation to a certificate of conformity issued for serial products to another certification body accredited in the national accreditation system.

This law comes into force in 180 days after its official publication, with the exception of certain provisions, the terms of entry into force of which are stipulated in the law.

The full text of the Law itself you can find here.

The information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team. GMA Consult Group provides a full cycle of international type approval and global market access services for IT, Telecom, and industrial electrical products in all countries throughout the world. With proven expertise in worldwide regulations, compliance, certification, and conformity assessment, GMA Consult Group can help your company speed up the access to any market with almost zero efforts from your side.

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