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The impact of Brexit on Notified Bodies & CE Marking

17/01/19

Whether there’s a deal on March 29th or not, DTG Testing Notified Body has been working on contingency planning as we head towards Brexit. 

The implications of leaving the European Union are that UK Notified Bodies, such as ours, will no longer be recognised by the EU after Brexit. However, we’d like to reassure our customers that this doesn’t mean DTG Testing Notified Body can’t operate any longer and if this is not part of a deal agreement, it can be achieved by working with partner organisations in the EU.

The Government issued a Technical Notice for trading goods in the EU recently as to its planning for a no-deal Brexit. This includes products that fall under the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) which is where DTG Testing specialises. 

The Notice confirms that the work of UK Notified Bodies would no longer be recognised in the EU and suggests that a new UK mark would be introduced to replace the current CE marking. It confirms that the technical requirements would initially remain the same and proposes that UK Notified Bodies would be granted UK ‘approved body’ status. It also suggests that CE marked products would continue to be accepted on the UK market for a ‘time-limited’ period. 

There is a clear set of actions business and other stakeholders outlined by the government for what to do in a no-deal scenario post-March 2019. 

Read the notice here.  

DTG Testing will continue to update our customers as and when the information is available. 

Written by DTG Team

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