New accreditation for TÜV SÜD eases post-Brexit CE certification for UK manufacturers
29 October 2019
To ensure CE marking certification remains seamless for UK clients after Brexit, TÜV SÜD has secured accreditation from DANAK (the Danish accreditation authority) for 4 European directives (Marine Equipment Directive, Radio Equipment Directive, EMC Directive, Machinery Directive).
Accreditation from DANAK was received on 14th August 2019 and in September 2019, TÜV SÜD acquired notifications to the four legislations on the NANDO website for notified Body TÜV SÜD Denmark (notified body number 2443).
Acquiring the accreditation is part of TÜV SÜD’s strategy and commitment to ensure that clients can maintain product CE certification and obtain new ones through TÜV SÜD, no matter what occurs with the Brexit situation.
The scope of the accreditation is identical to that already held by the UK notified body TÜV SÜD BABT (notified body number 0168), which is accredited by UKAS for four EU directives (marine equipment, radio equipment, EMC, machinery). TÜV SÜD’s certification processes through either notified body are identical, delivering a seamless experience for maintaining or acquiring product certification.
Nathan Emery, Certification Body Manager at TÜV SÜD, said: “During the uncertainty of Brexit it was imperative that we got all of our ducks in a row and covered every possible scenario. As we are a UK notified body, our clients rely on us to maintain thousands of CE marking certifications. Now that the TÜV SÜD UK business has achieved notified body status outside of the UK, clients’ CE marking status will not change, and they can continue to seamlessly distribute products within the EU after Brexit.”
If the UK leaves the EU without a transitional arrangement, TÜV SÜD BABT would cease to be a EU notified body, becoming a UK Approved Body. The new Danish accreditation will enable TÜV SÜD to issue dual certifications for both CE and UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking.
TÜV SÜD will work with clients to address their certification needs for market entry into the European union and, in the occurrence of the UK leaving the European union without a transitional arrangement, market entry to the UK.
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