Since 1993, the Russian Government has required the certification of a number of products and introduced the GOST R Certificate of
Conformity system with the intention of protecting the health and safety of Russia’s population.
This certification applies to the majority of products sold or/and used in Russia. i.e.
• Consumer products such as infant textiles and toys
• Mechanical and electrical goods
• Industrial equipment for food, chemical, oil and gas, construction and other industries
In order to import, sell or market products within the borders of Russia an original or certified copy of a GOST R is required.
The product in question should be clearly marked by the registered GOST R sign which demonstrates product compliance to the
applicable Russian standards.
Sample GOST R markings are below:
GOST R Certificate of Conformity is a pre-requisite for obtaining the RTN Permit to Use
Product ranges that fall outside of the mandatory certification requirements may still be GOST R certified using a Voluntary Scheme. The benefit of registering a product under the voluntary scheme is to show to consumer’s full conformity of product to Russian standards as a marketing devise to attract Russian Customers.
One can tell a voluntary Certificate of Conformity and a mandatory one by its colour: blue and yellow, respectively.
Specific products supplied by R&M are available with GOST R Certification approval – Read more