Recently, a two-page document was signed (in Russian only) between the Federal Customs Service and the Federal Service for Accreditation in Russia (RussAccreditation). The main subject matter of this letter is the necessity of verifying the importation of test samples with a cargo customs declaration (GTD; Russian: Грузовая таможенная декларация). The signed directive requires that the certification body store a copy of the GTD in the EAC certification documents. The presence of the GTD document will be inspected during future audits of the certification body by the Federal Service for Accreditation in Russia. Some customs offices are already requiring the GTDs for samples along with EAC certificates.
Thus, proof that the test sample has been sent to the laboratory will be required for issuing the EAC certificates in the future. This takes place by presenting the GDT document together with additional documents for EAC certification.
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