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Welcome to Rustek

Rustek is a group of companies with headquarters in Lugano, Switzerland. We offer services related to the import and operation of technical and industrial equipment in the EAEU countries: Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan. We can obtain all the necessary certification/declarations for import and operation of the equipment, and can also provide our Clients with consulting services related to rules and regulations which are currently in force in these countries.

If you have a contract for delivery to these countries, or you are bidding or negotiating such a contract, please contact us for further information and a quotation. If you are contractor of a large project we can offer comprehensive consultancy and certification services for the duration of your project.


The advantages of working with Rustek:

We have 20-years’ experience in the certification of technical and industrial products, particularly those associated with the oil, gas and power industries

Our Russian office is staffed with fluent English-speaking Russians. They are experienced not only in the field of certification but are also qualified Mechanical, Chemical and Marine Engineers.

For the duration of your project, you will work closely with one of these Engineers who will guide you through the certification process.

Our philosophy is to provide the best possible service at a competitive price.

More than 1000 companies worldwide have selected Rustek as their provider of certification services.

We would be pleased to see you as one of our Clients.

About Rustek

RUSTEK was established in 2000 in Stockholm, Sweden and now has offices in London, Lugano and St. Petersburg

RUSTEK offers companies worldwide, who export goods to Russia and other EAEU (Eurasian Economic Union) countries, a comprehensive range of certification services to prove their compliance to the applicable standards. Certification and declaration procedures in the EAEU countries are bureaucratic and complicated. By using RUSTEK’s services, Companies avoid contacting directly various certifying authorities who might be difficult to deal with due to language/ administrative problems. A major advantage of using RUSTEK is a comprehensive all-in-one service.

We assist our Clients with cost-effective solutions in the difficult field of certification.

RUSTEK has an enviable reputation for obtaining the right Certificates, Declarations and other documents on time.

Our clients, among whom are large number of well-known blue-chip companies, come from all over the world and export equipment to the oil, gas, power, chemical, petrochemical and other process industries within the EAEU

How we work

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Client advises the scope of supply and provides a technical description, data sheets, tariff/ HS codes and possible specific project requirements.


Rustek evaluates the certification requirements (import certificates, operational permits etc.) in accordance with current EAEU regulations, taking into consideration the nature of the equipment. A quotation including the list of services offered, supply conditions and lead time is issued.


On contract award, Rustek appoints a Project Manager from its St. Petersburg office who submits a list of documents required for the technical evaluation of your product and manages the certification process from start to finish. The Project Manager will also accompany any visiting Russian Experts to your factory, should this be required by the certification process.


Upon receipt of these documents, Rustek starts the application procedure. In many cases there are several independent procedures, such as: Safety Justification, test reports, CU TR certificate or declaration, Metrology Certificate for instruments etc. The Rustek Project Manager coordinates all this work with the different certification bodies, expert organizations and authorities until all the final documents are issued.


Once the certificates/declarations are checked and approved by Rustek, drafts are provided to the Client for final approval before issue.


After receiving the Client’s approval, the final certificates/ declarations are issued. This completes the certification process.

Why choose Us?

We have 20-years’ experience in certification of technical and industrial products, particularly those associated with the oil, gas, chemical and power industries

Our philosophy is to provide the best possible service at a competitive price.

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Certification requirements


There are a number of documents which could be required for the importation and operation of industrial equipment in the EAEU countries, depending on their nature and application:

1. At the stage of Customs clearance

2. At the stage of Commissioning and Operation The above-mentioned list varies depending on the type of equipment and scope of supply.
At inquiry stage, Rustek will review the relevant technical documentation and will confirm the applicable documents for specific packages and goods.

Customs Union (CU) and Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Technical Regulations / Declaration of Conformity
The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), formerly Customs Union (CU), is an economic and customs union of states that came into force on January 2015, undersigned by Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan.

“Custom Union Technical Regulations” (CU TR) were chosen as the format for the unified requirements of the customs union. More than 20 CU/EAEU TRs are currently in force. The CU/EAEU TRs related to industrial equipment are:

  • Safety of Machinery and Equipment (CU TR 010/2011)
  • Safety of Low Voltage Equipment (CU TR 004/2011)
  • Electro-magnetic compatibility of technical devices (CU TR 020/2011)
  • Safety of Lifts (CU TR 011/2011)
  • Safety of Gas-fueled equipment (CU TR 016/2011)
  • Safety of equipment operated in explosive atmospheres (CU TR 012/2011)
  • Safety of pressurized equipment (CU TR 032/2013)
  • Restriction of hazardous substances in electrical/ electronical equipment (EAEU TR 037/2016) – mandatory from March 2020
  • Requirements for Fire Safety and Extinguishing Equipment (EAEU TR 043/2017) – in force from January 2020
  • Compliance of equipment to the above CU/EAEU TR’s, as applicable, has to be confirmed by a “Certificate of Conformity – CoC” or “Declaration of Conformity – DoC”, instead of the former GOST R, GOST K. CoC / DoC are now the documents required to import the CU equipment falling under CU/EAEU TR.
    There are two types of CU TR certificate / declaration: Changes compared with previous certification procedures: Rustek can assist with the issue of CU TR Certificate or Declaration of Conformity as required by the Client.

    Letter of Exemption
    Sometimes there could be different interpretations whether goods belong to a code requiring certification / declaration or not. If it is believed that no certification is needed, a Letter of Exemption (LoE) could be issued. Rustek can assist in obtaining of Letter of Exemption in all the cases where such a letter may be helpful in clearing Customs, although it is not strictly necessary

    Certificate of State Registration (Hygienic)
    Since 1 July 2010 hygienic certificates are no longer issued. Previously issued hygienic certificates used to be valid until 1 January 2012. For many types of goods for which hygienic certificates were required before 1 July 2010, no documents are required now. There is so-called State Registration which is required for a short list of the goods, namely:

    1. Mineral water, tonic drinks, alcohol beverages including wines and beers.
    2. Special food products, including food for pregnant women, special dietary food etc.
    3. Food products on basis of GMO.
    4. Food additives and the like.
    5. Cosmetic goods.
    6. Disinfectants and disinfectant materials.
    7. Household chemical goods
    8. Potentially hazardous chemical and biological materials
    9. Potable water treatment equipment
    10. Personal hygiene items
    11. Goods to be in a contact with foodstuff (except for tableware and technological equipment).
    The procedure to obtain State Registration is complicated, expensive and time-consuming. Rustek can assist in obtaining the Certificate of State Registration for your goods.

    Fire Safety Certificate
    A Fire Safety Certificate is a document issued by the Fire Safety Certification Body accredited by Ministry of Emergency and states that the equipment is in line with Russian Fire Technical Regulation. It is being replaced by DoC/CoC EAEU 043/2017 starting from 1st January 2020, existing Fire safety certificates will remain valid to 1st January 2021.:

    Permit for operation (RTN for Russia, GGTN K for Kazakhstan, GPN for Belarus)

    Rostechnadzor do not issue RTN Permits any more since January 2014. CU TR/EAEU Certificates or Declarations should be obtained instead of RTN Permits.

    No changes to the former GGTN K (now CIDS) permit for operation - it remains applicable to equipment destined for hazardous industrial sites. However CU TR certificates/ Declarations are also required.

    GPN Permit is not issued any more for equipment which is under CU TR certificate /declaration. As most industrial equipment, for which GPN Permit used to be required previously, is now under CU TR 010 and/or CU TR 032 certificate /declaration, in practice GPN Permit is not required for the import and operation of industrial equipment to Belarus. However, a GPN Permit is still applicable to the design of hazardous processes (typically for chemical and petrochemical industry), e.g. required for a company designing a process plant.

    Metrology (Pattern Approval) Certificate
    This certificate is required for all measuring instruments exhibiting certain measuring range and accuracy. This certificate is issued by national Metrology Authority: Rosstandart in Russia, Committee of Technical Regulation and Metrology in Kazakhstan, State Committee of Standartization of Rep. of Belarus, on the basis of documents prepared by an accredited Metrology Institute. It declares that the certified instrument

    There are two types of Metrology certificate: In most cases, a factory visit is not required for Metrology certification, unless the scope of certification is newly developed measuring instruments, having no analogues in this country. Test samples are required for certification tests in all the cases.

    Rustek can assist in obtaining both types of Metrology Certification, and can also advise if the instrument in question is already certified or not.

    Technical Passport
    A Technical Passport is a document to be prepared and signed by the equipment manufacturer / supplier. It contains the technical specification, operating and maintenance instructions, manufacturer's declaration of conformity, as well as maintenance and repairs logbook.

    In general, a Technical Passport should be prepared according to GOST 2.601-2013. In addition, there are special formats of Technical Passport for certain types of equipment, such as vessels, boilers, exhaust stacks, rupture discs, lifting equipment etc. Rustek can help with Technical Passport preparation in one of two ways.

    Standard assistance: - Rustek provides a Technical Passport (TP) "template" in English or English/Russian for Client to complete. This will be reviewed by Rustek, translated into Russian and returned to the Client by e-mail for further hard-copy issue and verification.

    Full assistance: – This option assumes completion of TP by Rustek based on Client’s design and manufacturing documentation. Translation of attachment to TP’s, such as drawings / datasheets / manuals etc. can also be done by Rustek for an additional cost.

    Our offices

    Head office

    Rustek SA

    Via al Campanile 1
    6962 Lugano – Viganello

    Managing Director
    Philippe Maurer
    Phone:+41 (0)91 971 56 74
    Fax: +41 (0)91 971 56 75

    Sales Manager
    Giulia Torresan
    Phone:+41 (0)91 971 56 74
    Mobile:+41 (0) 91 971 17 53

    Russian office

    OOO Rustek

    St. Petersburg 43, Vyborgskaya nab
    194044 St. Petersburg

    General Director
    Vladimir Vokuev
    Phone: +7 812 703 07 85
    Fax: +7 812 703 07 83

    UK Sales office

    Rustek, UK

    2, St. Mary's Close
    AL3 7DD

    Sales & Marketing Manager
    Trevor Bottomley
    Phone: +44 1582 792709
    Fax: +44 1582 792709