Some useful tips regarding EAC Certification:
- Ensure where possible, that certificates are obtained in your name; this will give you more control over export and sale of your product as Customs must confirm permission from the holder of the original certificate.
- Not all products require mandatory certification, but it appeals to your buyers, so a voluntary certificate is worth looking into.
- Russian, Kazakh and other Eurasian commodity codes (whilst broadly based on the harmonised system) are different from those used in the EU. It is therefore vital to ensure your products are classified under the correct code to avoid serious problems at Customs.
- Establish whether there is demand for your product before investing in certification.