To Russia with difficulty

If you export electrical or electronic equipment to the Russian Federation, a recent development in the interpretation of Russian EMC law may have brought you up short. Although there has been EMC legislation in force in Russia since 1992, until now this has allowed manufacturers around the world to submit existing EMC qualifications (such as CE or FCC), and gain the necessary certificate once it’s there. Now, though, it seems you’ll need your product to have full certification to the Russian standards before it will be allowed in, and penalties for non-compliance are likely to be stiff. Radio Frequency Investigation’s facilities at Basingstoke and Dunlop have become accredited to the Russian standard, and can certify products to the required standards.