Notification for Russia and EEU Countries

The FSB notification of cryptographic devices and equipment is a proof of informing the Russian state about the use of encryption technologies.

Notification of Cryptographic Devices

The FSB notification of cryptographic devices and equipment of the Federal Security Service is a proof of informing the Russian state about the use of encryption technologies or encryption functions in products to be imported or exported.

FSB notification is required for the import and export of devices with encryption technology and encryption functions to and from Russia. FSB notification is used for monitoring by the Federal Service for Security of the Russian Federation of devices that could be used for data encryption.

The aim of FSB notification is to record, test and check cryptographic devices and systems. It covers electronic devices and equipment used in civilian and military facilities.

FSB notification enables the Russian government to monitor the placing on the market of devices that could endanger national security. Manufacturers, authorized representatives and importers are obliged to carry out FSB notification of cryptographic devices and equipment and must inform the Federal Intelligence Service about changes to cryptographic devices and equipment.

The Resolution of the Economic Commission of the EAEU of April 21, 2015 - On measures of non-tariff regulation contains a list of devices and equipment subject to notification.

FSB Notification for Various Product Groups

  • Computers, laptops, tablets
  • Smartphones, cell phones
  • Wireless mice and keyboards
  • Servers with preinstalled software
  • Devices with preinstalled software
  • PDAs with encryption functions
  • Cordless devices with WLAN or Bluetooth
  • Key machines, radios, high-frequency devices
  • Television, radio etc. with WLAN or Bluetooth function
  • Printers, copiers and fax machines and their electronic modules with encryption functions
  • Devices for recording, playback and visualization of data with encryption functions
  • Calculators with encryption functions
  • Computer accessories with encryption functions
  • Electronic modules and parts of pocket computers with encryption functions
  • Communication devices with encryption functions
  • Base stations with encryption functions
  • Telecommunication devices with encryption functions
  • Means for software encryption independent of data carriers
  • Documents for the cryptographic conversion of information
  • Radio or television sets with encryption functions
  • Radio navigation, remote control devices with encryption functions
  • Information and communication network access devices and television receivers
  • Electronic integrated circuits, storage devices with encryption functions
  • Other electrical machines and devices with individual functions containing encryption means
  • WLAN routers, chip cards

All devices with a WLAN or Bluetooth function must be notified to the FSB and thereby obtain import authorization. 

Documents for FSB Notification

  • Detailed product description
  • Original product name
  • Encryption algorithm
  • Key length of the algorithm
  • Certificates such as CE, ISO, EAC, GOST
  • Operating instructions
  • Customs tariff number
FSB Notification Obligation for Cryptographic Means

FSB notification can only be applied for by a company based in an EAEU country. A foreign manufacturer can only apply for FSB notification via an authorized contractual person.

The FSB notification must contain the following information:

  • Name of the product
  • Intended use of the product
  • Information about the manufacturer
  • Cryptographic algorithms used
  • Functions not notified
  • Period of validity of the notification
  • Details of the contracting party
  • Applicant
  • Date
Prozess der FSB Notifizierung

FSB notification consists of the following steps:

  • Application to the Federal Service for Safety
  • Examination of the documents and the product
  • Entry of the products in the register
  • Issue of the FSB notification
Duration and Costs of FSB Notification

The duration of the FSB notification depends on the respective product and the respective industry. On average, FSB notification takes approx. 20 to 30 working days. For detailed information on FSB notification, please contact us, we will be happy to advise you. After the successful FSB certification process, you will first receive a digital version of the FSB notification by e-mail. The original FSB notification is sent to the customer by insured document delivery. The digital version contains all the necessary information for processing exports. 

Our Services

We offer the following services for our customers:

  1. Implementation of FSB notification for Russia
  2. Implementation of EAC certification for Belarus
  3. Implementation of EAC certification for Kazakhstan
  4. Consulting for EAC labeling of various product groups
  5. Consulting for EAC certification and EAC declaration for EAEU countries

For further information on FSB notification, please do not hesitate to contact us.