BSI Continues UK CE Marking Operations Until Year End
There has been quite a lot of conjecture over whether UK notified bodies would have to cease their CE marking operations on Brexit day, 31 January, or whether they would be able to continue until the end of the EU/UK withdrawal agreement. BSI's Gary Slack explains that BSI, for one, is still open for business.
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Eighteen years of free trade threatens to come to a sudden stop, as a result of the stalemate in the market access agreement between Switzerland and the EU. Industry association Swiss Medtech is advising local medtech manufacturers to find notified bodies and authorized representatives based in the EU. However, local company SQS remains confident of its ongoing notified body role.