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Authorised Representative: Frequently Asked Questions

Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 in a nutshell

  • Explain the most important parts of Regulation 2019/1020 for manufacturers selling in the EU market
  • Bullet point discussion on specifics regarding the regulation

    How Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 Protects the Internal Market from Unsafe Products

    Does Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 apply when I sell products in the UK?

Do I need an Authorised Representative when I sell products in the UK?

  • Discuss the difference between the AR requirements in EU and UK

Why Would I Need an Authorised Representative?

  • Discuss the need for an authorised representative when selling in the market
  • 5 Steps To Choosing a European Authorised Representative

  • Step #1: Find an AR
  • Step #2: Send a Declaration of Conformity and a Technical File to the AR
  • Step #3: The AR Verifies that DoC and Technical File Have Been Drawn Up
  • Step #4: Sign The AR Agreement
  • Step #5: Use the Address of the AR On Product Packaging

What Products Need an Authorised Representative?

  • Give general information on which products require an authorized representative
  • Complete list of products that require an Authorised Representative must be on separate page and hyperlinked within body of the document

What are the tasks of an authorised representative?

  • Enumerate the specific tasks that an AR must perform for anyone interested in selling in the EU market

What happens if I don’t appoint an Authorised Representative?

  • Explain consequences of not appointing an AR in the market
  • What do specific directives and regulations say about the AR?

Is an Authorised Representative legally responsible for defective products?

  • Explain legal responsibilities of ARs over products sold in the EU market

Can I use my distributor as my Authorised Representative?

  • Discuss the legal considerations in relation to naming distributors as ARs

Prevent your products from being blocked from entry into the EU

  • Discuss basic services provided by 24 Hr AR for manufacturers and distributors

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By Joshua | November 29, 2021
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