RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF AN APPLICANT

  1. An applicant has the right:
    to choose a form and scheme for confirmation of conformity as stipulated for certain types of products by the corresponding technical regulations;
    to apply for compulsory certification to any certification agency whose accreditation area covers products which the applicant intends to have certified;
    to complain to the accreditation body of inappropriate actions of certification agencies and accredited testing laboratories (centers) in compliance with the laws of the Russian Federation;
    to use technical documentation for confirmation of conformity of products with the requirements of technical regulations.
    2. An applicant has to:
    ensure the conformity of products with the requirements of the technical regulations;
    release into circulation products which are subject to compulsory certification only after carrying out such conformity confirmation;
    indicate in accompanying documents information on the conformity certificate or conformity declaration;
    submit to the authorities of public oversight (supervision) over compliance with the requirements of technical regulations, and also to concerned persons those documents which evidence confirmation of conformity of products with the requirements of technical regulations (conformity declaration, conformity certificate or copies thereof);
    suspend or cease sales of products if the validity of a conformity certificate or conformity declaration is suspended or terminated;
    inform the certification agency of changes made in technical documentation or production processes of certified products;
    suspend manufacture of products which have passed confirmation of conformity and do not comply with requirements of technical regulations, on the basis of decisions of authorities of public oversight (supervision) over compliance with the requirements of technical regulations;
    suspend or cease sales of products if the validity of a conformity certificate or conformity declaration has expired, except for products released for circulation within the Russian Federation during the period of validity of a conformity declaration or a conformity certificate, within the shelf life or service life of products which are established in compliance with the laws of the Russian Federation.