Brexit impact on WEEE and your product conformity

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The United Kingdom will become a third country when it leaves the EU, making it more difficult to place new products on the market from and into the UK. If this happens without a relevant agreement being in place, then the role of economic actors in the EU will change.

The importer of products from the UK will then become an importer into the remaining EU-27 and will essentially have the same obligations as an importer of goods from China.

Notified bodies in the UK, e.g. under the Personal Protective Equipment Directive or Medical Devices Directive, may lose their status. This means that products certified by them can no longer be assumed to be compliant.

Who is affected?
Affected are dealers who purchase goods from the UK as well as importers and manufacturers who have used a notified body in the UK for the CE conformity procedure for their products to date.

What is to be done?
Products from the UK must comply with a conformity procedure within the EU-27.

Our recommendation
As the expected withdrawal data (31 January 2020) now appears to become reality and the withdrawal regulations are not yet known, the safeguarding of products by notified bodies in the United Kingdom is not recommended. Until further notice, merchandise from the United Kingdom should be treated as imported goods.

Our solution for you
The take-e-way affiliate TMK Retail Service & Consulting GmbH offers you a free initial consultation on the subject of Brexit/product conformity if you mention the key word “take-e-way” and will provide you with precautionary resilient hedging concepts: Boris Berndt at TMK is looking forward to your call at +49/40/540904108 or an email message to info@retailconsult.info.

Brexit impact on WEEE, batteries and packaging
The WEEE, Batteries and Packaging Directives do not apply directly in an EU Member State, and manufacturers from EU countries are treated in the same way as manufacturers from third countries. According to our local partner company, the withdrawal as of 31 January 2020 includes a one-year transition period until 31 January 2021. Prior to this, all agreements and regulations will continue to apply. If you have any questions concerning the WEEE, Batteries and Packaging Directives in connection with Brexit, please do not hesitate to contact your take-e-way consultant by calling +49/40/750687-0 or sending an email message to beratung@take-e-way.de.

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