On May 18th, the GOST department in Hamburg conducted a workshop on the topic „Export of machines and equipment to the Russian Federation – necessary certificates and permissions” in Mainz.
Last year a similar workshop was very successful and since the interest in this topic did not decrease but on the contrary, increase, we decided to offer companies such workshop again. Unlike last year, where the workshop took place in Hamburg, this year it was located far more in the South of Germany, in the Hotel Dorint Novotel in Mainz, which is near Frankfurt / Main. “The majority of companies producing machines and equipment are located in the middle and South of Germany”, reasons Mathias Braendle, Division manager Industry, this decision. “Although at the same time in Frankfurt the ACHEMA fair, which is organised every 2 years only, so that the majority of companies of technical branches went there, took place, with 30 participants we had an optimal quantity of people for a workshop.”
The workshop details were published through letters with addresses from our database, on the SGS web page, in southern and middle German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in the Association of German Machine and Plant construction in Frankfurt / M. and during running seminars which are conducted Germany- wide by Nastja Schmole.
Topics to present were quickly found. “By experience from the seminars people often ask about general issues in the certification process. The export of spare parts is No. 2 of frequently asked questions”, she commented the quick choice of topics. Besides the general GOST-R certification process and the testing protocols for certification which are recognised by Russian authorities, the export of spare parts was presented and discussed by Olga Ostrovska. Mathias Braendle, together with Leonid Liwschitz, presented the new SGS service for general contractors realising projects in Russia starting from the statement of intent of investment up to commissioning (Vladimir Seregin, SGS Vostock, kindly supported us with a general presentation) and talked about RTN Permits to Use, GOST-R Certification of Conformity for electrical ex-proof and Fire certification.
“We were happy to see that people were highly interested in the offered topics and had a lively discussion with us and among each other about their own experiences”, remarked Ludmila Wdowenko, who supported the participants with her knowledge about Hygiene Certificates and the export to Ukraine and Belarus.
In summary the workshop was very successful and surely will be organised next year again.