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How can we facilitate your imports to and safeguard your investments in Russia?

When importing products into Russia, you need to comply with a wide range of complex certification systems and national standards. Depending on the nature of the goods you are planning to ship to Russia or to another Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) country, you may need to gain one or more approvals.

Experienced and accredited, SGS helps you meet Russia’s requirements

As the world’s leading certification company, we offer you unrivaled experience in Russian certification requirements. With our accredited certification body status, presence in the recent Customs Union common list and Rostekhnadzor license, we are uniquely placed to provide the resources and expertise to help you obtain the approvals you need to access Russian markets.

Infrastructure investment management

Before you can begin an industrial project in Russia, such as the construction of a factory or manufacturing facility, you need to obtain a number of approvals for engineering, construction and other technical activities. As a result, your project may need various combinations of permits, certificates, licenses and other approvals before you can commission your industrial site.

Obtaining these permits can be complex, requiring coordination with various national and local authorities. For example, a large investment project could require up to 500 permissive documents.

Qualifying consumer goods

We also help exporters and importers of equipment and consumer goods to enter the Russian and European markets through certification against national and international standards. We operate in Russia as an accredited CU TR (ex GOST R) Certification Body, licensed expert organization providing industrial safety verification services and as a Notified Body (NB) to provide verification of conformity to European Directives as well as other relevant licenses and accreditations.

For industrial safety expert services the company is accredited in Rostekhnadzor and our experts pass regular mandatory attestation and qualification verification procedures. Certification and permitting services for the Russian market are coordinated from our competence center.

Consultancy services

To support large projects in Russia our experts also provide the following consultancy services:

  • Design verification and validation
  • Validation of applied materials and solutions to the Russian norms for design, engineering and construction, including environmental and industrial safety aspects
  • Obtaining positive conclusion on the design documentation of GlavGosExpertiza

Why choose SGS?

Our regulatory compliance services help you through the complexity, ensuring you obtain the relevant certificates and permissions you need to import goods and implement industrial projects in Russia. As the world’s leading inspection, verification, certification and testing company, we offer you unrivaled experience in Russian standards. Our main advantage is our people, our experience, our skills and the ability to search and find solutions to unusual situations in the international context. As a result we can help you overcome barriers for an easier, safer approach to implementing your project. We can help you eliminate identified cost overruns and project delays during procurement and construction phases.

Other benefits of our import certification services:

  • SGS has been a GOST accredited certification body since 1993
  • Network of 30 SGS affiliates in Europe, America, Asia with accredited GOST/CU experts
  • Close cooperation with relevant Russian authorities
  • Partnership with accredited laboratories in Russia
  • Access to official databases of already certified suppliers
  • Customer-tailored certification solutions for complex industrial projects

Contact us now to find out how our comprehensive range of services can help you obtain Russian certificates and permits for your products and large projects.