Brexit is official. What’s next?

Today marks the official date that the United Kingdom leaves the EU. A transition period will be effective immediately, during which the EU and UK will undergo negotiations about future legislation and trade agreements. This period is forecasted to last until the end of 2020. How will trade and certification processes be affected? Read on.

Brexit Basics: Future Trade Between EU and UK
During the transition period, travel and trade will continue without additional charges or checks. At the end of the transition period, however, the UK will leave the EU market and customs union. New UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) regulations are expected to replace the European CE framework. The new product marking that will be used for goods being sold on the UK market is UKCA marking.

Will UKCA marking be recognized in the EU?
No, UKCA marking will not be recognised on the EU market after the transition period. Products currently requiring a CE marking will continue to require a CE marking for sale in the European Union. To continue selling products in the EU, producers who are based in the UK will need an authorised representative to do so. 

What steps should you take during the transition period?
If your company has an authorised representative that is based in the UK, you will need to find a new authorised representative that is based in Europe to continue exporting your products to the European market.

Is your company based in the UK or in another non-EU country? Certification Experts can act as your authorised representative. Contact us today so that you can continue exporting to the EU after Brexit.

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Certification Experts is an independent product compliance organization based in the Netherlands. With over 25 years’ experience, Certification Experts evolved in a hub of expertise and subsequently established a valuable track record. Contact us today to become your authorised representative for exporting products to the EU.

  • Certification Simplified

Certification Experts is an independent product compliance organization based in the Netherlands. With over 25 years’ experience, Certification Experts evolved in a hub of expertise and subsequently established a valuable track record. Contact us today to become your authorised representative for exporting products to the EU.

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