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GOST Russia Certificates of Conformity for Explosion-Proof or Intrinsically Safe equipment

You will require a GOST R COC Ex in order to bring explosion-proof or intrinsically safe equipment across the border into the Russian Federation.  Mandatory certification is required by Russian law, as cited below.  Gosstandart of Russia (GOST R) is a government organization charged with maintaining and enforcing this certification system, also cited below.

Click on the sample Certificate on the left to see a full-size version.

We can issue GOST Russia Certificates of Conformity (GOST R COCs Ex) for your Explosion-Proof or Intrinsically Safe goods or equipment. We can also translate and prepare complete documentation packages necessary for issuing the GOST R COCs Ex.

In order to obtain a GOST R COC Ex, the following documents must be furnished for certification purposes:

  1. Letter of application for GOST R COC Ex (form will be provided by us).
  2. Declaration of Conformity (form will be provided by us).
  3. Certificates of Authorization issued to the manufacturer by third-party organizations (ISO, API, ASME, NEC, NEMA, ASTM, National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel inspectors, XP, CENELEC Ex Certificates with testing protocols, etc.), if the manufacturer is certified by any of the aforementioned organizations.
  4. First and last pages of the contract between the seller and the buyer or end user. We do not need any confidential information, only the seller and buyer names, addresses, the contract number and the date of signing. It is needed because this information must be included in the GOST R COC Ex.
  5. The complete list of equipment to be included in the GOST R COC Ex.
  6. Technical documentation consisting of:
    1. Drawings (assembly drawing(s) if for single unit, general arrangement for entire system if there are multiple components, principal electrical drawing(s)).
    2. Technical information and parameters.
    3. List of major components and list of spare parts.
    4. Installation, operation and repair manuals.
  7. Test reports and protocols for each unit as a whole. For measuring devices, test reports and calibration reports (protocols).

Please contact us for a more detailed explanation of what will be required for the certification of your product.

IMPORTANT NOTE: on June 1, 2003 a new law, titled "Technical Regulation Law," has gone into effect in the Russian Federation. Since the articles of this new Law do not cancel/remove necessary and voluntary certification of products and overall remain practically the same, we have left excerpts from the old Law on our website, which are still valid. The full text of the "Technical Regulation Law" will be put up soon.
Excerpt from "Law Regarding Certification of Products and Services" of the Russian Federation
10 June 1993
# 5151 - 1

(from Federal law revision dated 12/27/95 # 211-FZ)

[Articles 1-13 omitted]

Article 14. Conditions regarding the entering of imported products [into the Russian Federation].

1. In the terms of contracts (agreements), concluded for [the purpose of] delivery into the Russian Federation of goods, subject to necessary certification in accordance to the acts of the legislation of the Russian Federation, there must be a [stipulation] demanding the presence of a certificate and a symbol of conformity, proving the goods' compliance with the set requirements. The aforementioned certificates and symbols of conformity must be issued and recognized by an organ of the Russian Federation authorized for such [task].

2. Certificates, or evidence of their [existence], are to be presented to the customs organs along with the cargo customs declaration and are documentation that is absolutely necessary for receiving permission to enter the goods into the territory of the Russian Federation.

3. The procedure for entering goods subject to necessary certification into the territory of the Russian Federation is set by the Government customs committee of the Russian Federation and by Gosstandart of Russia in accordance to the legislative acts of the Russian Federation.

Article 15. Government control and supervision of the observance of rules for necessary certification and of certified goods.

1. Government control and supervision of the observance by manufacturers (sellers, users), testing laboratories (centers), [and] organs of certification of rules for necessary certification and of certified goods is performed by Gosstandart of Russia, that is by specially authorized government regulation organs of the Russian Federation within the limitations of their jurisdiction.

2. Direct government control and supervision of the observance of rules for necessary certification and of certified goods is conducted by responsible persons, performing government control and supervision of the observance of necessary requirements of government standards. The aforementioned persons perform government control and supervision of the observance of rules for certification and of certified goods following procedure and terms set by the Law of the Russian Federation [titled] "Regarding standardization."

[Articles 16-19 omitted]

Section IV


Article 20. Criminal, administrative, or compensatory sanctions.

Physical persons and artificial bodies [organizations, companies, etc.], as well as organs of government control, that are guilty of breaking the rules for necessary certification, will be charged, in accordance with active legislation, with criminal, administrative, or compensatory sanctions.

President of the Russian Federation
B. Yeltsin
10 June 1993. # 5151-1

Excerpt from the Gosstandart of Russia website concerning mandatory certification

Gosstandart of Russia - National Certification Body of the Russian Federation

The Law of the Russian Federation “On Certification of Products and Services” (Art. 4) charges Gosstandart of Russia with the development and implementation of the State policy in the field of standardization

Gosstandart of Russia is responsible for:

  • establishment of the general rules and recommendations for certification of products, services (works) and systems of quality and production harmonized with international norms and rules;
  • carrying out the State registration of the mandatory and voluntary certification systems and of the conformity marks;
  • preparing the nomenclature of the mandatory certification objects indicating the normative documents for conformity with which the certification is to be conducted (this work is done on the basis of the list of the goods subject to mandatory certification established by the Government of Russia);
  • control over the observation of the certification rules and the certified products and informing the specialists, economic subjects and the public on the certification results.