Many companies start thinking about entering Russian market. Certainly, it makes a lot of sense as this market is 1 of the faster growing markets in the whole world.
As many Russian citizens start to be richer and the middle class is being created, they start to look for new products as well as services, which they were not able to afford a few years before.
Thanks to that, lots of new enterprises might find new sales markets as well as loyal customers. Nevertheless, even though Russian market offers numerous possibilities, it also requires plenty of Formalities and various certificates. Foreign firm needs to follow certain rules, which might be quite strict. As Russia does not belong to the European Union, this country has its own various papers and certifications that potential exporter need to gain. The main certificate is calLED Russian gost. See whole articel: certificator.eu/en/Certification/GOST-R.html.
The word “gost” stands for “norm” in Russian. Once this one is clear, it becomes quite obvious what are the function of this document, that is also known as gost r. This is necessary to obtain this certificate by any foreign business that wants to sell its products and services on Russian market. Nonetheless, this may be a little confusing, as Russian gost is required only for some type of products, as for instance materials in contact with human beings, various industrial equipment for food or mechanical goods. Moreover, gost r can be issued for a few years (normally 1 or three) or for only one time shipment. See more here: certificator.eu/en/Certification/GOST-R.html.
Because those formalities are hard to understand for a company which just starts its ”journey” with Russian market, it might be worth to use services of external company that specialises in this field.