Brexit Preparedness – Placing on the market of CE marked products
The date of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU is rapidly approaching. It is recognised that that without an EU agreement this could have serious implications on Economic operators of certain CE marked products requiring conformity assessment and UK Notified Bodies.
In case of no-deal, as from 30 March 2019, UK Notified Bodies would lose their status as EU Notified Bodies. Where the applicable conformity assessment procedure foresees the intervention of a Notified Body, products placed on the Union market after the UK withdrawal would require a certificate under the responsibility of an EU27 Notified Body.
Economic operators of CE marked products thus need to take the necessary steps to ensure that they will hold certificates issued by an EU27 NB to demonstrate compliance for their CE marked products placed on the market as from the withdrawal date. This means that they need to either arrange for a transfer of their files and the corresponding certificates from the UK Notified Body to an EU27 Notified Body, or to apply for a new certificate with an EU27 Notified Body.
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