Certificate of conformity
Some countries (specially Eastern countries, such as Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan or Moldova and Romania) require a certificate of conformity. The certificate of conformity confirms that the goods comply with standards issued by the importing country. Features of a certificate of conformity are:
- The certificate has to be obtained before shipment.
- Many countries appoint an exclusive organization worldwide to issue certificates of conformity.
- These organizations frequently verify consignments before issuing a certificate of conformity.
- Goods arriving at a frontier without a certificate of conformity are likely to be impounded or confiscated.
Exporters should remember that the certification companies charge for this service, and should allow for these costs when preparing quotations.