During the current period of uncertainty in the UK market, we understand that you may be concerned about the validity of your existing EU certificates and the ability of a UK-based Notified Body to issue new certificates post-Brexit.
TÜV SÜD is committed to providing our clients with continuity of service, regardless of the outcome of the negotiation process between the UK Government and the EU. Rest assured, TÜV SÜD has contingency plans for providing certificate holders continuity of access to EU and UK markets.
TÜV SÜD will contact certificate holders to initiate contingency plans for access to EU and UK markets as negotiations between the UK Government and the EU continue.
In the meantime, the UK government has released the UKCA artwork (UK Conformity Assessed logo) which will be required in the event of no-deal Brexit.
When to use the UKCA marking
Using the UKCA marking
Using the CE marking
In the event of a no-deal Brexit, products being placed on the UK market will need to be UKCA-marked after a ‘time limited period’. Current EU UK-based notified bodies will automatically become UK approved bodies.
This means that TÜV SÜD Product Service will be able to offer a single process CE/UKCA certification in the event of a no-deal Brexit utilising UK and EU notified bodies.
No specific information is available at this time for the Marine Equipment Directive, however it is expected that regulatory requirements will be affected in the same way as CE marking, using an alternative to the wheel mark.
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 this transition. 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 endeavor to add value to your business in this time of uncertainty.