What is the precise task of an authorised representative?

The tasks that can be appointed to the authorised representative, according to the Directives, have an administrative nature. Depending on the conformity assessment procedure and the concerning Directive, the authorised representative can, for example, have the task to guarantee and declare that the product meets the essential requirements, affix a CE Marking to the product and, if necessary, draft and sign the number of the Notified Body, the EC declaration of Conformity and present the technical documentation to the national supervisory bodies. The name and address of the European authorised representative should also be affixed in the immediate vicinity of the CE Marking on the product

The authorised representative is explicitly appointed by the manufacturer and can, instead of the manufacturer, be addressed by the authorities of the Member States with regard to the manufacturer’s requirements under the New Approach Directives.