Technical regulation of the Eurasian Customs Union (TR CU) 017/2011 is a series of regulations to ensure the safety of light industry products launched in Russia’s territories and the EAEU member states. It aims to protect people, the environment, and consumers of products from being misled.

Mandatory EAC certification or declaration according to TR CU 017/2011

The technical regulation covers the following new light industry products:

  • Textile
  • Clothing and knitted products, including clothes
  • Machine-made carpets
  • Textile and leather haberdashery
  • Non-woven materials (felt, batting)
  • Shoe production
  • Fur and fur products
  • Leather and leather products
  • Artificial leather

Technical regulation TR CU 017/2011 does not cover the following products:

  • Second hand
  • Individual manufacture
  • Medical use
  • Protective clothing (PPE) and materials used in its manufacture
  • Children and teens wear
  • Fabric and textile packaging
  • Products of technical materials
  • Handicrafts and souvenirs
  • Sportswear for training and competitions
  • Production of tappers (wigs and other hair products)

All those who intend to produce and sell products covered by TR CU 017/2011 must pass the EAC Certification or Declaration conformity assessment.

Certificate of Conformity

The Certificate of Conformity is drawn up for the first layer of clothes and clothing products with complete and prolonged contact with the skin, such as bedding and undergarments, bathing, corset, and first-layer stockings following the standard schemes:

  • 1c – serial up to 3 years validity (on-site inspection required)
  • 3c – one-time delivery valid up to 5 years

Declaration of Conformity

The Declaration of Conformity is for the second and third-layer clothes and clothing products with partial or minimal contact with the skin, such as knitted and linen fabrics, footwear, headgear, fur, and leather products following:

  • 3d, 6d – serial up to 5 years validity
  • 4d – one time valid for up to 3 years


Lack of supporting documents, false information, mislabeling, and other violations will result in producers’ and suppliers’ impossibility of freely entering Customs Union markets and will result in penalties. Their amount can reach up to 1 million rubles in some cases.


Since last September, amendments have been in force to simplify the application of the technical regulation TR CU 017/2011:

  • An applicant can choose scheme 1d or 2d
  • Proof of conformity based on the test protocols of the materials and components from which it is made
  • Series documentation valid up to 5 years, batches – validity indefinite
  • EAC Declaration instead of EAC Certification of kitchen linens, handkerchiefs, towels, and bath sheets

The necessity of hygroscope of kitchen linens and air permeability of blankets and pillows testing has been canceled.

EAC marking

EAC’s distinctive trademark (conformity marking) must be shown on all the light industry products which meet the requirements of the Technical regulation TR CU 017/2011 in EACU. Furthermore, the EAC mark must be visible and readable and can be on the product, packaging, label, or in product documents.