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What is a Technical File?

Compliance Expert Soufyan Lamdini explains

The Technical File (TF) comprises relevant information, which must demonstrate that all requirements of the Directive(s) have been satisfied. The Technical File must be made available to the competent authorities of the Member States for at least 10 years following the date of manufacture of the machinery or, in the case of series manufacture, of the last unit produced. The Technical File is also technical proof for the manufacturer, his authorised representative or the importer that serves as a defence with regard to liability claims. The contents of the Technical File has been established in accordance with the concerning products.

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