Russia/Ukraine Crisis: Type Approval Problems

, 2022-03-02
  • Russian Federation
    Due to an armed geopolitical conflict in Ukraine, IB-Lenhardt has to put some current and future projects concerning type approval in the Russian Federation on hold.
    There are three main reasons for this:
    1. EU as well as the Russian Federation have reciprocally shut their airspace.
    2. DHL and other logistics companies ship no longer to the Russian Federation at the moment, which directly affects sample delivery for mandatory local lab tests.
    3. Due to renewed EU sanctions, it will come to payment issues as selected Russian banks have been excluded from the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) system of financial messaging.

    We regret any inconvenience this force majeure may cause and hope for your understanding.
  • Belarus
    Due to an armed geopolitical conflict in Ukraine, type approvals relevant for the Republic of Belarus could be also affected in the nearest future.
    According to news agencies, Belarus supports Russia on Ukraine which might also affect certification processes.
  • Ukraine
    Due to an armed conflict and permanent state of emergency in Ukraine, IB-Lenhardt is forced to put all projects related to the country on hold.

We appreciate your understanding for this highly dynamic situation. We will keep you updated as the situation evolves.