Here, we are going to discuss the Community requirements that must be met in order for bottles of wine to move throughout the Eurasian Economic Union, although we won’t give an exhaustive list of all the documentation that must be delivered to customs. 

The certificates that we process from Gost Standard International are essential for customs clearance. However, other documents must also be handed over, such as transport documents, those that prove the purchase of excise tax, etc. For these documents, we recommend that you consult with a good customs agent.

What regulations must I comply with in order to export wine to Russia?

How to Export Wine to RussiaWe are going to make things clear here, because we have found many incorrect or imprecise guidelines online, even from recognized and normally reliable sources. 

The fact is that the export of wines to Russia and the Eurasian Union falls within the exclusive scope of the EAC regulations. That means that you do NOT have to comply with mandatory GOST regulations, but, rather, with the following EU regulations:

TR CU 021/2011 – On safety of food

TR CU 022/2011 – On food marking

TR CU 029/2012 – On safety of food additives, flavour enhancer and processing accessories

What certificate do I need?

Wine is a product that requires a single EAC Declaration of Conformity. We say “single” because it is usually possible to get a single declaration for all three regulations involved. However, each product will require its own declaration: we cannot include different wines in a single declaration, neither can we include wines from different producers.

As is always the case with EAC regulations, a laboratory analysis will be required. The document can have up to 5 year’s validity.

What parameters are taken into account to issue the EAC Declaration of Conformity for wine?

Depending on the wine’s characteristics, it may not be necessary to determine conformity on the basis of the three regulations indicated. Conformity based on the first two is usually sufficient.

The parameters that are taken into account, and which the client has to specify to us at the beginning of the certification procedure are:

  • White or Red wine
  • Sparkling or Non-Sparkling
  • Alcohol Grading (4 ratings: inferior to 8º, between 8 and 11º, between 12 and 13º, more than 13º) 
  • Whether it is DOP or IGP
  • Sugar content

As we can see, the procedure to export champagne to Russia falls within this same category.

If you would like to know the exact costs of a Declaration of Conformity then please contact us without any obligation to purchase.

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