Launch Your Product in the Customs Union with TechnoProgress

TechnoProgress is always ready to help you obtain necessary permissive documentation, providing you with valuable expertise, making it possible for you to understand and comply with all the requirements involved in product certification.


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TechnoProgress has all the resources and expertise to assist international companies in obtaining permissive documents they may need to access the markets of the Customs Union’s countries (i.e., Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, and Kyrgyzstan). We furnish primary documents required for selling or operating products in the Customs Union.Equipment import to the CU must comply with Technical Regulations of the Customs Union (TR CU).

Equipment import to the CU must comply with Technical Regulations of the Customs Union (TR CU).

According to TR CU, certification bodies and testing laboratories can issue both Certificates and Declarations only if they are in the Unified Register of the Customs Union. TechnoProgress is a Certification Body accredited under the following Technical Regulations of the Customs Union:

TR CU 012/2011 "Safety of Equipment Indented for use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres.
  • All types of explosion-proof electrical equipment, including Ex-components and non-electrical equipment designed for operation in potentially explosive atmospheres, are subject to confirmation of compliance to the requirements of this Regulation. Verification of conformance to this Technical Regulation is binding and is only in the form of certification (there is no declaration form).
  • In some cases, specific tests (e.g., electrical tests) shall be performed by an accredited laboratory, as they cannot be carried out at manufacturers’ sites.
  • Certification of assembly equipment can be carried out only when all EX-components thereof are to be certified under
  • TR CU 012. If it is not possible, it is necessary to get from manufacturer ATEX/IECEx referenced test reports. ТR CU 012/2011 is harmonized with Directive 2014/34/EC (ATEX).
TR CU 032/2013 "Safety of Equipment Operating under Excessive Pressure"
  • This Regulation establishes unified mandatory requirements for the application and performance of the safety requirements for equipment operating under excessive pressure, first released into circulation.
  • To identify equipment and determine the need for a compliance procedure, three criteria are established such as working pressure, capacity/diameter, and working medium (gas/liquid, 1, 2 group).
  • Depending on the values of the criteria mentioned above, the equipment operating under excessive pressure is assigned a hazard category from one to four, from which the final form of compliance confirmation (certificate/declaration) is determined.
  • ТR CU 032/2013 is harmonized with Directive 2014/68/EC (PED).
TR CU 010/2011 "Safety of Machinery and Equipment"
  • This Regulation regulates the free circulation of all machinery and equipment on the market, of all machinery and equipment, including those used at hazardous production facilities. Before issuing a certificate or registering a declaration of compliance with the requirements of this Regulation, you need to understand whether the products fall under this Regulation or not.
  • This Regulation does not apply to machines and equipment used in the following areas: stability of the functioning of communication networks and the use of the radio-frequency spectrum; medicine; nuclear energy and ensuring nuclear and radiation safety; weapons and military equipment; sea and river vehicles; flying and space vehicles; railway rolling stock; etc.
  • ТR CU 010/2011 is harmonized with Directive 2006/42/EC (Machinery).
TR CU 016/2011 "Safety of Devices Operating on Gaseous Fuels"
  • Gas-consuming devices (e.g., burners, boilers, heating devices, etc.) is subject to confirmation of compliance with the requirements of this Regulation.
  • This Regulation do not cover steam boilers with a steam pressure of more than 0.07 MPa and hot water boilers with a water temperature of more than 115 °C; equipment that uses gas as a motor fuel.
  • TR CU 016/2011 is harmonized with Directive 2009/142/EC EC (GAD).
TR CU 004/2011 "Safety of Low Voltage Equipment"
  • Electrical equipment operating at a rated voltage of 50 to 1,000 V (inclusive) of an alternating current and 75 to 1,500 V (inclusive) of a direct current falls within the scope of this Regulation.
  • TR CU 004/2011 is harmonized with Directive 2014/35/EC (LVD).
TR CU 020/2011 "Electromagnetic Compatibility of Technical Devices"
  • This Regulation covers technical means capable of generating electromagnetic interference and (or) the quality of functioning of which depends on the effect of external electromagnetic interference. This Regulation does not include components that are not designed for independent use and are passive concerning electromagnetic compatibility.
  • ТR CU 020/2011 is harmonized with Directive 2014/30/EC (EMC).
We are entitled to issue necessary GOST R certificates for mining equipment and industrial safety voluntary certificates.

Technical Documentation

For the successful completion of the certification procedure, you should provide a full package of documents as specified in different applicable GOSTs and Standards. For foreign manufacturers it can be quite challenging to harmonize design and operational documentation following the CU requirements. We are pleased to assist you in developing the following documents:

  • Technical Passport
  • Operating Manual
  • Justification of Safety
  • Ignition Hazard Assessment
  • Strength Calculations

We render translation services of high quality and ensure the development of bilingual documentation.

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Additional Services

In some cases, the import of equipment into the territory of the Customs Union is accompanied not only by receipt of certificates/declarations under TR CU, yet also by specific documents pertaining to certain groups of equipment.

  • TechnoProgress is a reliable partner in the provision of the following services:
  • Fire Safety Certification (mandatory/voluntary)
  • Metrology (Pattern Approval Certificate, Primary Verification Certificate)
  • ndustrial Safety Expertise (mandatory/voluntary)
  • Exemption Letters

We will walk you, as a foreign manufacturer, through the process of obtaining permissive documents from various State Bodies (e.g., EMERCOM, Rosstandart, Rostekhnadzor, VNIIS).

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Applicant in Customs Union

Under the requirements of Technical Regulations of the Customs Union, an applicant must be a legal entity registered in the CU. Surely, to register a new legal entity in a foreign country is quite a tricky issue for a manufacturer and always brings extra costs and specific risks.

TechnoProgress provides the following services for an applicant:

  • We can act as a legal entity for you to apply for certification
  • We can provide an office in Moscow
  • Legal advice and expert consultancy on the certification and legalization of various products in the CU.

We support foreign manufacturers throughout the full certification process and at the time of annual inspections.

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Testing Laboratory

TechnoProgress's testing laboratory was established in 2010 to test explosion-proof and mining equipment and provide a full range of product certification services.

The Laboratory is accredited by the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology for necessary technical competence and independence.The laboratory fully complies with the ISO / IEC 17025 Standard "General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories". This is a guarantee of the accuracy and reproducibility of test results

.We conduct a wide range of electrical, energy, chemical, mechanical, thermal, functional and other individual tests for different types of products. The laboratory is equipped with modern technology and the newest measurement tools. Among them are fully automated test bench for Ex-proof equipment and an explosion chamber.


TechnoProgress is one of the largest Russian groups of companies holding a leading position in the market of rendering services in the field of industrial and environmental safety, as well as certification and licensing. Since its foundation, TeсhnoProgress has proved to be a reliable and competent expert center.

Working with foreign manufacturers, we offer:
Complete Project Management
Support by English-speaking Experts and Consultants
Solving Problems Related to Equipment of Any Complexity
More Than Five Years of Hands-on Experience under the Belt
Organization of Business Meetings at Customer’s Location
Having made your choice in favor of TechnoProgress, you will save a lot of time and money and will receive a guaranteed result!

Certification Body
CB accreditation №RA.RU.10HA71
CB accreditation №RA.RU.10HA71
Testing laboratory accreditation №RA.RU.21HC26
Testing laboratory accreditation №RA.RU.21HC26
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