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What is an Authorised Representative?
An authorized representative verifies the compliance of your product with the CE marking regulations, register as your official EU point of contact, cooperate with authorities regarding product compliance.
Each product must have the information of the EU point single point of contact (this can be in the product, package, instructions…).
As your AR, you can legally use our address to fulfil your obligations.
Who needs an authorized representative?
Non-European companies who aim to sell they products in the European Union either:
If you’re a manufacturer based outside the European Union then you must appoint a representative based in the EU. This can be a manufacturer, an importer, a fulfilment service provider or an Authorised Representative.
What kind of products are covered?
Products that require CE Marking, such as: electronics, toys, machinery or construction products will require an authorised representative. A detailed list of products and regulations that demand an AR can we found here:
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How it works?
Our compliance team will assess the compliance of your technical documentation in order to be sure it fulfils the requirements of the applicable CE Marking Regulations.
We work with CE marking regulation and product compliance in a daily basis from more than 15 years to a wide range of international clients.
With a strong focus in customer needs we’re a certified ISO 9001:2015 company and a reliable point of contact in the EU.
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Everything you need to know (FAQ)
An Authorised Representative (AR) is a legal party based in the EU that acts as a liaison between a manufacturer based outside the EU and the surveillance market authorities within the EU.
The authorised representative ensures that the products being sold on the EU market comply with the European Directives and acts on behalf of the manufacturer in product compliance issues that may come up regarding the products placed on the market.
An Authorised Representative Carries Out The Following Tasks:
- Verifies CE marking of the product is in compliance with EU Regulations
- Registers as EU point of contact
- Ensures the availability of technical files
- Cooperates with market surveillance authorities
If your business is located outside the EU and you’re selling your products (that demand CE marking) either directly, online (e-commerce) or through a fulfilment service provider, then you must appoint an EU representative inside the EU.
An AR is responsible to check that your product is in compliance with EU regulations and therefore is allowed to bear the CE marking on it. To do so a technical file review should be done. The technical file should include all the information that is required by the EU Regulation that applies to your product. As a general content it should include the identification and specification of the product, design documents, risk assessments, test reports, instruction for use and a declaration of conformity.
After reviewing the documentation and confirm that your product is safe then the AR register as your official single point of contact within the EU regarding product compliance.
The AR will then act as a liaison between you (non-EU manufacturer) and the European authorities. It should assure the availability of the technical documentation upon request of one authority and cooperate with the market surveillance authorities in product compliance issues.
The address and contact information of the AR should be provided on the product and its packaging.
The products that require an AR according to article 4.º of EU Regulation n. º 2019/1020 are the ones listed below.
- Gas appliances | EU Regulation 2016/426
- Equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres | Directive 2014/34/UE
- Pyrotechnic articles| Directive 2013/29/UE
- Electromagnetic compatibility | Directive 2014/30/EU
- Ecodesign and energy labelling | Directive 2009/125/CE
- Recreational craft | Directive 2013/53/UE
- Noise emissions | Directive 2000/14/CE
- Low-voltage electrical equipment | Directive 2014/35/UE
- Personal protective equipment – PPE | EU Regulation 2016/425
- Radio communication and telecommunication terminal equipment | Directive 2014/53/UE
- Pressure equipment | Directive 2014/68/UE
- Non-automatic weighing instruments | Directive 2014/31/UE
- Construction products | Regulation CE 305/2011
Restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment | Directive 2011/65/EU
- Safety of machinery | Directive 2006/42/CE
- Safety of toys | Directive 2009/48/CE
There are EU regulations that already establish the requirement to have an AR in more specific details, for example: Medical Devices, Cosmetics, WEEE. If you a have a specific need or question about this matter, please contact us, we are happy to clarify it.
It means any natural or legal person offering, in the course of commercial activity, at least two of the following services:
Warehousing, packaging, addressing and dispatching, without having ownership of the products involved, excluding postal services as defined in point 1 of Article 2 of Directive 97/67/EC parcel delivery services as defined in point 2 of Article 2 of Regulation (EU) 2018/644, and any other postal services or freight transport services.
CE marking is the evidence given by the manufacturer that your products are in compliance with the requirements set out in EU directives (commonly referred to as “New Approach Directives”) applicable to them.
Affixing the CE marking on a product allows its free movement within the European Economic Area (EEA)
The conformity assessment procedures of the products with the directive standards aim to ensure that the products placed on the market comply with the requirements expressed in the policies, in particular concerning the health and safety of users and consumers. Such compliance applies not only to the essential obligations, but also to the specific obligations laid down in the directives.