Exit day is 31st October (this is the date in a Statutory Instrument)
Yesterday (10th Sept) HMG re-published its instructions on Manufactured Goods.
I did Blog post these instructions in March, note the UKCA mark. The UKCA mark is not available yet. CE marks will continue for a temporary period.
The Sept publication has an update reminder that Distributors will be Importers.
By now, everyone should be Brexit Ready.
The specific text re Importers – (note the EEA and Switzerland reference)
If you are currently a UK distributor, you need to confirm whether you or your supplier will become an ‘importer’ once the UK leaves the EU. This will usually be the case if you are the one bringing goods into the UK from the EU, EEA or Switzerland, and want to put them on the UK market after Brexit.
If you are becoming an ‘importer’ you will need to ensure you understand your legal obligations. You will need to make sure:
• goods are labelled with your company’s details, including your company’s name and a contact address (for 18 months after Brexit you can provide these details on the accompanying documentation rather than on the good itself)
• the correct conformity assessment procedures have been carried out and that any good you import carries the correct conformity markings
• the manufacturer has drawn up the correct technical documentation and complied with their labelling requirements
• you maintain a copy of the declaration of conformity for a period of 10 years
• you do not place a good you import on the market if you have reason to believe it does not conform with the relevant essential requirements