The European Commission has published an important notice, warning of the consequences that Brexit will have in the field of industrial products that are subject to CE Marking requirements when placed on the European Union (EU) market.

Several products require CE marking before they can be sold in the EEA. CE marking proves that the product has been reviewed and meets EU safety, health and environmental protection requirements. The CE mark is necessary for products manufactured both inside and outside the EEA and that are then marketed inside the EEA.

For those products, the European Commission confirmed that to demonstrate compliance with CE Marking requirements for products placed on the EU market from Brexit day on 29 March 2019, “economic operators are advised to take the necessary steps to ensure that, where the applicable conformity assessment procedures require the intervention of a Notified Body, they will hold certificates issued by an EU-27 Notified Body”. In practice, this means that, in the absence of any other arrangement, as from Brexit Day, companies that wish to continue placing products on the EU market and that previously relied on conformity assessments carried out by a UK Notified Body will no longer be able to rely on those assessments.

To explore the issue of CE Marking and to discuss the impact of Brexit, Efectis and Ulster University are organising a workshop “CE Marking for Fire Safety Products” on 5 March 2019 at Ulster University, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. For more information and to book your place please contact uk@efectis.com.

Contact: Talal Fateh – talal.fateh@efectis.com