107 obsolete GOST-R certification standards have been cancelled in Russia

107 obsolete GOST-R certification standards have been cancelled in Russia

Autostat – More than 100 obsolete GOST-R certification standards have been cancelled in Russia. A set of GOST-R 41.XX “Uniform regulations for the cerftification of vehicles” standards have been cancelled by a Rosstandart decree. Implementation of 107 GOSTs (All-Union State Standard) have been terminated as of September 1, 2018, as stated by the press office of the department.

The aforementioned standards became important elements in securing the technical requirements for automotive industry products at a period of absence of single technical regulations in the area, as well as legal mechanisms for the application of the UN Rules in Russia, since their creation in the early 2000s. Since the implementation of the technical regulations on the safety of wheeled vehicles, the set of standards has lost its relevance, given the fact that the technical regulations contain direct references to the UN Regulations.

The existence of national standards that have a single object of standardisation with the UN rules opens up opportunities for manipulation by rogue suppliers, misleading the consumers. Rosstandart currently runs a combat against the trafficking of falsified auto components.

Rogue suppliers and certification bodies use loopholes in the law for GOST-R certification and trafficking of hazardous products. Rosstandart regularly monitors the legal framework, in order to prevent the certification of such products. As a result, the schemes for the illegal certification of components based on VTA (Vehicle Type Approval) and the usage of type approval correspondences have been identified. The sale of products, manufactured in accordance with the standards of the GOST-R certification system is one of such schemes.