Products: Certification

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 2nd October 2019.

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Photo of Lord Cope of Berkeley Lord Cope of Berkeley Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether (1) in the event of a no-deal Brexit, manufacturers, authorised representatives and importers based in the UK will be responsible for the conformity to standards of products placed on the UK market where required, and (2) authorised representatives and importers based in an European Economic Area state will be responsible for the conformity to standards of products placed on the EU or UK markets.

Photo of Lord Duncan of Springbank Lord Duncan of Springbank Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

An error has been identified in the written answer given on 09 September 2019.

The correct answer should have been:

It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. I will correspond directly with my noble Friend.

In the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal, authorised representatives based in the EEA appointed and mandated before Exit may continue to be authorised representatives for BEIS consumer product safety and metrology purposes, as long as they remain so appointed and mandated by the manufacturer. Any authorised representatives appointed and mandated after Exit must be established in the UK.

An importer will be the person established in the UK who places a product from outside of the UK on the UK market.

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Photo of Lord Duncan of Springbank Lord Duncan of Springbank Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. I will correspond directly with my noble Friend.

In the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal, authorised representatives based in the EEA appointed and mandated before Exit may continue to be authorised representatives for BEIS consumer product safety and metrology purposes, as long as they remain so appointed and mandated by the manufacturer. Any authorised representatives appointed and mandated after Exit must be established in the UK.

An importer will be the person established in the UK who places a product from outside of the UK on the UK market.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.