Do I need EAC Certification

Yes! Certification is mandatory and most machinery and industrial equipment will be issued with a Declaration or Certificate of Conformity to allow import to Russia, Kazakhstan and other Customs Union member countries. Some products are exempt, and whilst a document is still required to demonstrate exemption, this procedure is low cost and fairly pain free. Most certification is easier to obtain than it used to be, when certain companies held a virtual monopoly in this area. Most items will need to be certified though, and you certainly need to find out. The last place you want to find out about errors is at the border.