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TÜV SÜD’s commitment to our customers during Brexit transition

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TÜV SÜD’s commitment to our customers during Brexit transition

The UK is currently negotiating its future relationship with the EU. TÜV SÜD is committed to partnering our customers and are taking active steps to minimise the associated impact and risks for our customers.

During this period of uncertainty, we understand that you may be concerned about the validity of your existing EU certificates and the ability of TÜV SÜD to issue new certificates after 31st December 2020. You may also be concerned that manufacturers may be subjected to a new regulatory and compliance regime and would require additional UK certification.

As a global leader with over 150 years of experience, TÜV SÜD is accustomed to managing regulatory changes and is committed to partner our customers throughout the future relationship negotiations. We aim to provide a transparent certification framework for our customer, wherever they trade, to minimise costs and maximise flexibility. As our valued customer and partner, we will endeavour to add value to your business in this time of uncertainty.

As of January 2020, the UK exited the EU with a transitional arrangement which lasts until the 1st January 2021, during which time any CE certification issued throughout the EU 27 countries and the UK remain valid in any of the EU 27 countries and the UK. Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs), covering a range of matters related to product safety and certification, are expected to be in place prior to the 1st January 2021.

In the absence of an MRA, TÜV SÜD has implemented the following solutions to enable a seamless transition for our customers. Our aim is to provide you with continuous product-to-market support, for market access to both the EU and the UK:

  • We have acquired Notified Body appointments for Radio Equipment Directive, Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive, Machinery Directive and Marine Equipment Directive in an existing EU member countries (Germany and Denmark). We can transfer any UK issued certification to these Notified Bodies and issue any EU Certification through these Notified Bodies.
  • We have retained our Notified Body appointments for Radio Equipment Directive, Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive, Machinery Directive and Marine Equipment Directive in the UK in preparation for our UK notified body becoming a UK approved body and issuing UKCA certification.
  • We are preparing to extend the scope of the UK approved body to cover further product legislations to ensure we support clients with all possible UKCA certifications for market access requirements into the UK.
  • The service will be delivered through the same process and team which you are familiar with today, further strengthened by collaboration with subject-matter experts in other NBs.
  • We understand that each of your business challenges are unique and this we will identify an appropriate certification strategy for each of our customers individually.

You can be assured that TÜV SÜD is committed to supporting your business and will continue to issue certificates and updates on new/existing products. We will work alongside our customers to mitigate the risks accompanying outcomes of the Brexit negotiation.

Our aim is to have zero impact on our customers selling into both the EU and the UK markets. Contact us today for an in-depth conversation on your Brexit transition certification strategy.

Contact us today for a conversation on your certification strategy.

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