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TÜV SÜD to offer UK manufacturers post-Brexit CE certification

TÜV SÜD has secured accreditation from DANAK, the Danish accreditation authority, to ensure that it can continue to provide CE certification for UK clients after Brexit.

Acquiring the accreditation is part of TÜV SÜD’s strategy to ensure that clients can maintain product CE certification and obtain new ones through TÜV SÜD, regardless of whether the UK leaves the EU with a transitional arrangement.

The scope of the accreditation is identical to that already held by the UK notified body TÜV SÜD BABT, which is accredited by UKAS for four EU directives. Those directives concern marine equipment, radio equipment, EMC and machinery. The company sought this additional accreditation so it can continue to deliver 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.”

The new Danish accreditation will enable TÜV SÜD to issue dual certifications for both CE and UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking.

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Charlotte Hathway

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