Certification of household chemicalsCertification of household chemicals
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All types of household chemicals must be certified before they go on sale, as detergents are in close contact with the skin and their vapors enter the respiratory tract of users. This mandatory requirement applies to products whose circulation takes place on the territory of the member countries of the Eurasian Economic Union.
Mandatory registration of certificates for household chemicals
The certification requirement is spelled out in the EAEU Technical Regulation 041/2017 “On the safety of chemical products”. Failure to comply may result in administrative fines or product withdrawals.
For different categories of household chemicals, specific types of certification are defined: a declaration of conformity or a certificate of state registration of products.
The declaration confirms the compliance of the product characteristics with the standards established in TR CU or GOSTs.
Certificate of state registration confirms compliance with the sanitary and epidemiological safety standards prescribed in the EAEU regulations.
A declaration of conformity is required for:
• Detergent for laundry;
• All products that are available in aerosol packaging;
• Foam cleaning chemistry;
• Detergents produced in powder form.
The requirement to issue a declaration of conformity for products with a full list of categories is spelled out in the Decree of the Government of Russia dated December 23, 2021 No. 2425.
A certificate of state registration is required for:
• Deodorants and antiperspirants;
• Soaps in liquid and solid form;
• Essential oils;
• Means for fat liquoring;
• Cleaning and washing chemicals.
And also SGR is required for:
• The first import of household chemicals on the territory of the EAEU;
• The first production and release of products on the territory of the EAEU.
A detailed list of categories of household chemicals that require registration of the SGR is specified in the “Unified list of products subject to certification in the territory of the EAEU” in groups 32-35 and 38 of the HS CU.
In addition to certification of household chemicals, an ozone certificate is also required for aerosol products that are imported into the EAEU countries or supplied outside the customs union.
How is the issuance of certificates for household chemicals?
Before submitting an application for approval of a declaration or SGR, it is recommended to collect the entire package of documents in advance in order to minimize the time for issuing a certificate.
Required package of documents:
• OGRN and TIN;
• HS code;
• Articles of association;
• GOSTs or TU, according to the norms of which products are produced;
• Description of characteristics and composition of household chemicals;
• A lease agreement for the premises or a certificate of ownership of the area in which the products are manufactured.
With the prepared package of documents, you must contact any certification attested institution to obtain permission for the certification of household chemicals.
Steps to get approval:
• Submission of an application;
• Consultation and signing of the contract;
• Providing the collected package of documents;
• Provision of product samples for laboratory testing;
• Wait and receive documents with approval;
• Registration of certificates in the unified register of the Federal Antimonopoly Service.
Deadlines for issuing a certificate for household chemicals
Submission of the application and signing of the contract usually takes up to two days. Further, on average, about 2-4 weeks, products are tested and a permit for certification is issued. Registration of a declaration or SGR in the unified register of the FSA takes up to 3 business days.
To increase customer confidence, an organization can issue voluntary certification for its products, but only after receiving a mandatory certificate.
Types of certification:
• According to GOST;
• According to ISO standards;
• According to the norms of technical conditions;
• According to international standards;
• According to environmental standards.