Current Government BREXIT Stats for UK ATEX Notified Bodies
The EU has adopted a decision to extend the deadline for Brexit to 31st January 2020, the withdrawal can take place earlier – on 1 December 2019 or 1 January 2020, if the withdrawal agreement is ratified by both parties which would then pout us in a two year transition (so everything would remain as it is with ATEX for at least two years).
Although the UKCA Mark may still happen (it is assumed that this will be determined within the transition period), we are not currently permitted to issue this marks or Certificates as a UKCA Body.
Status of Notified Bodies in the EU27: UK Notified Bodies will retain their current status during the extension period. They will not be converted to become UK Approved Bodies unless we leave the EU without a deal on 31 January 2020. Conformity assessment activity undertaken by UK Notified Bodies in relation to EU New Approach legislation and CE marking will continue to be recognised by the EU27 throughout this time.
Certificates of Conformity: Certificates of conformity issued by UK Notified Bodies for relevant products will continue to be recognised by the EU27 during the extension period.
CE Marking: Throughout the extension period, the UK will continue to recognise the CE marking, which should continue to be affixed to relevant goods for placement on the UK market.
UKCA Mark: As a result of the Brexit extension, the UK Government will not be introducing the UKCA mark on 31st October – during the extension period the UKCA will therefore have no legal status and, where relevant, goods should continue to be CE marked.
NANDO: UK Notified Bodies will continue to be listed on the EU’s NANDO database during the extension period. The new UK replacement for NANDO will not go live unless we leave without a deal.
Guidance that will only apply in the event of the UK leaving without a deal at the end of the extension period:
ExVeritas remains committed to ensuring that our customers will not be disadvantaged in any way by BREXIT and continues to offer the guarantee that any current ExVeritas ATEX Notified Body Certificate will remain valid either in the UK or through our EU27 Notified Body in Denmark.