TÜV SÜD Product Service has launched a Customs Union certification service for exports to Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. This includes equipment which falls under the technical regulations covering safety of machinery and equipment, and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).

Russia is the UK’s fastest growing export market and, under new rules, machinery must gain certification before it will be accepted into the Customs Union countries.

TÜV SÜD provides a complete certification service, supported by its experts in both the UK and Russia. The process will usually be completed within one working week, with a short turnaround time allowing machinery manufacturers to maximise market opportunities and meet contractual timescales to avoid financial penalties for late delivery.

In the UK, TÜV SÜD will provide local UK factory inspection, safety and EMC testing to the latest standards and the compilation of all required technical documentation. TÜV SÜD’s experts in Russia will process the technical documentation, obtain the certification and help with the translation of documents into the local language.

Jean-Louis Evans, managing director of TÜV SÜD Product Service, said, “As one of largest economies in the world, Russia offers huge opportunities for manufacturers wanting to expand their market. However, certification is a complex process and it is vital to have people based in that region to liaise with all parties involved. TÜV SÜD’s new service will take the strain away from European machinery manufacturers by providing a complete service that is fully managed, as well as time and cost efficient.”