ON THE COMPANY
The company “Sercons” was set up in 1996 to assist Russian and foreign organizations and businesses to obtain all and every certificates, approvals and permits. We are maintaining close contacts with most testing laboratories and certification bodies in a wide range of industries. Today the company “Sercons” is one of the largest companies in Russia in the field of certification and consultancy with representation offices in Germany, the Italy and Turkey and in major Russian cities. Many years of expertise and knowledge of what both large and small corporations and business need allow us to meet certification requirements of our clients within shortest possible time and at competitive prices. Among our clients are Russian and foreign companies such as General Motors, General Electric, Pirelli, Adidas, Toshiba, Severstal, Festo RF, SpetsSantekhResurs, TV channel NTV, Mir instrumenta, PlastikProfil and many others. Our success results from continuous upgrading of employees' skills, broadening of authority delegated to them to master independent decision-making. Professionals from «Sercons» are advantaged by openness, commitment to continuous improvement of methods and techniques to meet challenges we are facing, reduction of costs and time losses, intimate information of all and every changes in the Russian legislation and regulations of government institutions, and standing contacts with the major certification agencies in Russia. The fundamental principle underlying the company's activities is to provide comprehensive solution of certification issues based on clients' individual needs. We are committed to provide services with the highest level of responsibility, organization, quality, within shortest possible time limits and lowest costs for the clients. Couriers within the boundaries of Moscow and delivery of certificates by express mail are free of charge. We stand ready to enter into constructive mutually beneficial cooperation that would make obtaining requisite certificates much easier for you, save you time and money. Rely on us to solve your certification issues fast and with high quality.
WHAT IS GOST-R?
GOST-R Quality Certificate It is a certificate that confirmates products and services quality and security standardized in GOST, GOST-R. It is also called Quality Certificate, Security Certificate, Customs Certificate. Quality certificates. Customs Certificate. Quality certificates are necessary on some products and services and sometimes it is done by request. For the products and services which are necessary have yellow certificate, the ones on request have blue certificate. Russian government standards 30 July 2002 No:64. According to "goods and services which must have quality certificate law" goods and services must have yellow certificate. Certificates are given by certificate centers which are accreditated certificate centers. Test results are given to these centers by test laboratories which accreditated by Russian Government. If products and services also need fire and hygiene certificate except GOST-R certificate, Russia ministry 08 July 2002 No: 320 "goods necessary for fire certificate" and Russian Government hygiene standards 15 August 2002 No: 325 "goods necessary for hygiene certificate" must be taken first and then GOST-R quality certificate. > Russia Federation Official Quality Standard Obligatory GOST-R Mass Production Certificate (Yellow color) >Russia Federation Official Quality Standard Voluntary GOST-R Mass Production Certificate (Blue color) According to "goods and services which must have quality certificate law" goods and services must have yellow certificate. Certificates are given by certificate centers which are accreditated certificate centers. Test results are given to these centers by test laboratories which accreditated by Russian Government. If products and services also need fire and hygiene certificate except GOST-R certificate, Russia ministry 08 July 2002 No: 320 "goods necessary for fire certificate" and Russian Government hygiene standards 15 August 2002 No: 325 "goods necessary for hygiene certificate" must be taken first and then GOST-R quality certificate.
It is necessary to have this certificate for all goods exported to the country since 1 October 2000 (Russia Customs Management). The goods which have appropriate Russian standards with this certificate can pass customs easier, and can be sold in upper class domestic shops. 1 year (Mass production) Certificates : Certificate is good for one year. It has same function as 3 years certificate. Expert does not inspect firms with this document. Certificate can only be received by taken samples and documents. 3 year (Mass production) Certificates : This kinds of certificates can be received by Russian experts coming to your production place for inspection and choose samples. Certificate will be prepared after the results of these inspection and laboratory tests. The certificates which was taken in this fashion for 3 years will be valid for all dispatches customs and also places in Russia which must be declared in domestic markets. Certificates as Partial and Contract : Certificates as partial will be given in the name of exporter after having some of products samples chosen and inspected. Certificates as contract: is given as agreement
between two countries. To receive this certificate, production samples, agreement between two firms and exporting invoice are necessary. This certificate is given in the name of exporter or importer. System Certificate : This certificate is given just like ISO by Russia and Ukraine to operating system. Note : The certificates for 3 years must be inspected every year according to procedures HYGIENIC REPORT The so-called hygienically relevant indicators constitute a separate group of safety indices. They are relevant for food products, preservatives, materials and goods made out of them that come into contact with food products, perfumery and cosmetic products, textile, sewing and jersey materials containing chemical fibers, certain items of machine-building industry and a number of other industrial goods. The certification procedure of products whose quality to a considerable extent is shaped by hygienically relevant indicators foresees obtaining a hygienic report. Hygienic report is a document issued in evidence of a permit given by bodies and institutions under the Department of Sanitary and Epidemiological Control in the RF Health Ministry for production or import of goods consistent with statutory requirements. A hygienic report is an official confirmation that products are safe for human health provided certain conditions are met. Hygienic reports are issued by bodies of the state sanitary and epidemiological service of the Russian Federation upon consultation of normative documents, launch of new products or conclusion of contracts to purchase products abroad. A reason to support issuance of a hygienic report is provided by results of hygienic assessment of products and examination of appropriate normative acts, their production and use. Such reason for imported products rests on evaluation of a safety certificate provided by an importercountry and results obtaining during tests of products performed in Russia. Products to be realized only if a hygienic report is available undergo certification provided hygienic reports are obtained for them. A hygienic report is issued for a period of 5 years. List of documents required for certification List of document required for obtaining a certificate of compliance with GOST-R, hygienic report, fire safety certificate and certificate of series production: Data on a manufacturer (address, telephone and fax numbers) Data on an applicant Certificate of registration of an applicant's company (representation office) Full name of products to be certified, including types and models Catalog of products
Technical documentation Certificates obtained earlier and testing protocols (desirable) Letter of guarantee from a manufacturer (an applicant) For certification of a batch of products Data on a manufacturer (address, telephone and fax numbers) Data on an applicant Certificate of registration of an applicant's company (representation office) Requisites of an applicant's company (representation office) Full name of products to be certified, including types and models Catalog of products Technical documentation Certificates obtained earlier and testing protocols (desirable) Batch quantity (desirable) Copy of a contract under which products are delivered Sample of products to be certified Attachment to a contract or specifications with the indication of products anf their quantity Copy of an invoice (desirable)
FIRE SAFETY CERTIFICATE
Products and services are certified for fire safety with the purpose of confirming their compliance with fire safety requirements in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation. A fire safety certificate is an integral part of certificate of compliance with GOSTR. A certification procedure is determined by the State Fire Safety Service upon consultation with the RF Committee for Standartization, Metrology and Certification.
List of products subject to compulsory certification in the field of fire safety:
•Means to secure fire safety • Substances and materials • Construction structures and products • Electrotechnical and electric equipment • Heat-generating equipment