Placing Manufactured Goods on EU market (UK)

The UK is churning out updated Brexit Guidance, we will be updating today (Christmas Day) the Brexit Guidance List on Cardinal Environment EHS Legislation Registers & Checklists – please look later today or tomorrow morning.

Re CE marked manufactured goods – the instructions confirm – From 1 January 2021 any mandatory conformity assessment will need to be carried out by an EU-recognised conformity assessment body. This includes both EU based bodies and bodies in countries with which the EU has concluded a mutual recognition agreement (this is not the UK).

UK conformity assessment bodies will no longer be able to carry out mandatory conformity assessment for products being placed on the EU market.

The legal text for the EU-UK trade and cooperation agreement is not yet published, documents issued so far by the EU and the UK indicate only medicinal products are covered by mutual recognition. Medicinal products are not CE marked goods.

If you have an EU based distributor they will become an ‘importer’ from 1 January 2021.

They will need to make sure:

• goods are labelled with their address and either your details or your EU, EEA or Norther Ireland-based authorised representative’s details (including your company’s name and a contact address or registered trademark)

• the correct conformity assessment procedures have been carried out and that goods have the correct conformity markings

• you, as the manufacturer, have drawn up the correct technical documentation and complied with the labelling requirements

• they maintain a copy of the declaration of conformity for a period of 10 years

• goods conform with the relevant essential requirements.

Details are here.

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