Mandatory certification of goods in the Russian Federation was introduced by adopting the Law of the Russian Federation “On Protection of Consumer Rights” back in 1992. Certification acts to a certain extent a guarantor confirming that the product that has a certificate is fully consistent with all safety and quality standards.
A fairly large number of products sold in the territory of the Russian Federation and products imported from abroad are subject to mandatory certification. To fully clarify the list of goods, you should familiarize yourself with a single list of products to be mandatory certification and declaration. Mandatory certification is most often applied to those products that may not in the best way affect consumer safety, harm the environment and environmental situation in general. Without a certificate for such products, it is impossible to fully carry out trade activities. According to the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, mandatory certification is necessary, but only in cases where the goods can pose a really real threat to human life. After all, the procedure for issuing mandatory certification, which can usually be carried out at the certification center, is quite expensive, so manufacturers consciously increase the cost of the goods manufactured in order to recoup the procedure for mandatory certification. The Prime Minister noted that for some enterprises accredited by the state, you can cancel the procedure for mandatory certification, due to which management can reduce the cost of goods produced, and, therefore, attract more potential buyers. Only in this case, it is necessary to issue a law regulating the activities of such enterprises and indicating the responsibility of managers for non-compliance with sanitary-epidemiological and other norms when issuing their products.