October 13th 2021, Wednesday 4:30 pm (CET)
What to do, How to do it, When to do it!
Yes, the importer address should also be placed on the product. The legislation specific to your product may make allowances for the importer details to be placed elsewhere if it is not practical to place them on the product.
An EU representative must be located in the EU, UK based representatives will no longer be recognised as an EU representative after 31st December 2020.
Any EU Notified Bodies located within the UK will automatically become UK Approved Bodies on 1st January 2021 so we can be confident that the vast majority of the total scope will be covered by a UK Approved Body. That said there is a risk that for a few products no UK Approved Body will have them on their scope before the end of the transition period, in which case the relevant authority should be contacted for advice.
Where third party conformity assessment is required by the applicable legislation, test reports issued outside of the UK may be accepted by a UK Approved Body at their discretion for certification. This is only possible if the testing laboratory holds suitable accreditation and the correct test standards were applied.
For many Directives/Legislation no Notified Body/Approved Body involvement is required, however some Directives/ Legislation do require the involvement of a Notified Body. The UKCA requirements very closely mirror the CE requirements, so if you do not require the involvement of a Notified Body for your CE you will not need a UK Approved Body for UKCA. If you are unsure if you require the ·involvement of a Notified Body/Approved Body you can review the applicable Directives/Legislation or alternately contact us and we will be happy to assist.
There is no gap analysis as such but the linked document below shows many of the changes that were made to the directives to make them UK legislation as a result of Brexit: