On the topic of EAC Marking, we have already mentioned that one of the two most important new aspects of the EAC regulations, with respect to the GOST regulations, is the obligatory nature of the Technical Passport (the other was the figure of the Applicant). The Technical Passport was already necessary to process GOST R obligations in industrial environments, or GOST R Fire Safety. However, there no law explicitly required this; it was based on accepted practice.
Here we can see an example of the “old” Технический Паспорт, based on GOST standards, which carries the Rosstandart logo, rather than the EAC logo. For privacy reasons, we have deleted the logo of the applicant company and the header with the name of the product.
Rather than a passport-type format, this document simply reminds us of a maintenance manual, which varies in size depending on the number of pages required to describe the characteristics of the product and its operation.
In fact, the product’s user manual (translated into Russian by specialized translators) may be one of the documents the Passport is based on. If the company has the Technical File for CE Marking, then this will streamline the procedure, as this File includes all the necessary information about materials, use, maintenance, and product risks.
Finally, you must take into account that we are talking here about a document that accompanies the product throughout its commercial life, as it is registered on the basis of the product’s serial number. In other words, the Technical Passport does not expire and is obtained only once.