Deadline for Moving Certificates to an EU-27 Notified Body in a No Deal Brexit Scenario
On 29th March 2019, UK Notified Bodie’s will no longer be recognised by the remaining EU-27 Member States. As such, UK bodies will not be in a position to perform conformity assessment tasks under the CPR. If UK manufacturers wish to continue placing product on the EU-27 market they must either:
(i) Apply for a new certificate issued by an EU-27 Notified Body, or
(ii) Arrange to have their UK conformity assessment certificates transferred to an EU-27 Notified Body which would then take over the responsibility for those certificates.
EITHER CHOICE – THE MOVE MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE 29TH MARCH 2019.
IF THE MOVE IS NOT MADE BY THIS DATE THEN THE PRODUCT WILL NO LONGER BE ALLOWED ON THE MARKET PLACE OF THE EU-27 MEMBER STATES AND A NEW CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT WILL BE REQUIRED.
UK Notified Bodies include:
British Board of Agrement (BBA) – have opened an office in Dublin, Ireland Link
BRE Group – have secured notified body status for their office in Dublin, Ireland link
BSI – have secured notified body status for their Netherlands office link
*A notified body, in the European Union, is an entity that has been accredited by a Member State to assess whether a product to be placed on the market meets certain preordained standards. Conformity assessment can include inspection and examination of a product, its design, and the manufacturing environment and processes associated with it. With this Declaration of Performance, the manufacturer can label the product with the CE Mark, which is required for distribution and sale in the E.U. Additionally, the E.U. member state accrediting the notified body will then inform the European Commission that the product complies with set standards.