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European Commission publishes guidance on construction products in event of "no-deal" Brexit

Mar 26, 2019

On the 1st of February 2019 the European Commission published “Questions and answers related to the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union with regard to industrial products.” The document aims to give guidance on construction products in the event of a British “no-deal” exit from the European Union.

According to this document, and previous publications, UK notified bodies will lose their status as EU notified bodies when the UK leaves the EU. CE markings for UK Construction Materials sold on the European market must be certified by testing agencies located in the EU-27. As a result CE certs which are valid today will not be valid post Brexit.

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Manufacturers, distributers, importers and authorised representatives of construction products will need to take the necessary steps to ensure they hold certificates notified in the European Union. This will mean transferring certificates from a UK Notified Body to a EU27 Notified Body, or alternatively, applying for a new certificate from a EU27 Notified Body.

More information can be found in the NSAI’s Brexit Factsheet here.

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