Declaration of Conformity is a document used by the manufacturer or supplier of products to confirm products' safety. It is required at the point of entry to Russia for customs clearance as well as onsite at distribution centers or retail locations. Declarations are used in place of the Hygienic Certificates, formerly required for personal hygiene, perfume and alcohol & spirits products. All Declarations are mandatory, i.e. there are no voluntary Declarations of Conformity.
Unlike the Certificate of Conformity (GOST-R or TR), which is issued by the federal Agency, Declaration of Conformity is issued by the manufacturer. They are not printed on a Federal lettered and do not bear the GOST seal. However, all Declarations must be registered by an accredited Russian certification body.
Another important distinction - in contrast to the Certificate of Conformity, a Declaration of Conformity cannot be issued to a foreign manufacturer but only to a Russian legal entity.