"CE Marking Post-Brexit" by Squire Patton Boggs

On 10 January 2018, the European Commission published important notice warning of the consequences that Brexit will have in the field of industrial product, which are subject to CE Marking requirements when placed on the European Union (EU) market.

For those products, the European Commission confirmed that, to demonstrate compliance with CE Marking requirements for products placed on the EU market as from Brexit day on March 19, 2019, “economic operators are advised to take the necessary steps to ensure that, where the applicable conformity assessment procedures require the intervention of a Notified Body, they will hold certificates issued by an EU-27 Notified Body”.

In practice, this means that, absent any other arrangement, as from Brexit Day, companies that wish to continue placing products on the EU market and that previously relied on conformity assessments carried out by a UK Notified Body, will no longer be able to rely on those.

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