According to the current situation in the world resulting from the Coronavirus, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia together with the Ministry of economic development of Russia has developed specific recommendations regarding the conformity assessment procedure.
Experts have a limited possibility to go to production facilities and carry out mandatory certification procedures for production surveillance and product sampling.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation together with the federal accreditation committee created the list of the following recommendations to certification bodies and applicants for mandatory product certification:
1. Regarding valid certificates of conformity for serial production, if the next scheduled inspection control is set up within the period associated with the spread of a new coronavirus infection (COVID-19), postpone the inspection control procedure for up to 6 months.
2. Valid Certificates of Conformity for serial production, which expire during the period associated with the spread of a new coronavirus infection (COVID-19), a certification body that has previously conducted the periodic assessment (inspection control) of this certified products may issue a new serial certificate taking into account the positive results of the latest periodic evaluation of such certified products.
3. Regarding products that are put into circulation for the first time as well as products with expired certificates, accept certification schemes for a batch of products or for single products.
4. Certification bodies shall temporarily suspend services for applicants if it requires production audit and sampling on the territory of countries from the List of Adverse Countries.
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