What does an Authorised Representative do?

Compliance Expert Soufyan Lamdini explains

What does an Authorised Representative do?

An Authorised Representative (AR) verifies that your product is legally allowed to bear the CE mark by checking the technical file of a product, including:

– Specifications
– CE test reports
– Instructions for use
– Design documents
– Declaration (CE certificate) of Conformity

After evaluating the certification procedures and confirming the safety of a product, the Authorised Representative registers as the official EU point of contact. The AR acts as a liaison between the non-EU manufacturer and the European national authorities. The address and contact information of the AR must be provided on the product and its packaging.

As the EU point of contact, the Authorised Representative has several important responsibilities on behalf of the manufacturer. These include:

– Ensuring the availability of technical documentation 
– Cooperating with market surveillance authorities
– Informing authorities when there is reason to believe that a product presents a risk 

To find out more about Authorised Representatives, click here.

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