Picture caption: (from right) Managing Directors Kuno Schwamborn and Sergej Ditzel, Project Manager Hepp-Schwamborn, receive the original EAC certificates from Olga Zimmer and Reinhold Getmanskij, Gostnorm AG. (Photo credits: Hepp-Schwamborn)
June 12, 2019:
For our company, the road to Russia and the domestic market of the Eurasian customs union with 183 million inhabitants is clear: The switch cabinets manufactured on Bunsenstrasse are now EAC-certified. This means that the products meet the quality certificates required for importing goods into the Eurasian Economic Union (EAWU).
"We are pleased to be able to further expand our international business with the EAC certificate. The first switch cabinets for the EAWU will soon leave our premises," says company boss Kuno Schwamborn.
The abbreviation "EAC" stands for "EurAsian Conformity", a uniform conformity mark of the Customs Union similar to the CE mark. The term "EAC certificate" is identical with the term "TR ZU certificate", the "technical regulations of the Customs Union", which have an analogous meaning to the EU directive.
In principle, everything that is exported to the EAWU must be certified. The procedures for acquiring EAC certificates are lengthy and cost-intensive. Certification may only be carried out and issued by accredited EAWU certification bodies; however, there are a handful of service providers in Germany and the EU who can support manufacturers in carrying out certification or take over the entire process. Hepp-Schwamborn was supported by Wassenberger Gostnorm AG. The presentation of the certificates is not only checked at customs, but also later during commissioning. Certificates are valid for up to five years. Follow-up inspections are mandatory during the period of validity. All EAC-certified companies are listed in a central database of the Russian government.