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Provide an EU or UK contact address to place on your products
Use our extensive product compliance knowledge to efficiently check your technical documentation complies with product legislation
Represent your products as your economic operator
Liaise with market surveillance authorities on your behalf
Offer competitive pricing with no compromise on service quality
Where required, register your products on the appropriate EU
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UK & EU AUTHORISED REPRESENTATIVE SERVICES

Authorised Rep Compliance provide UK and EU (formerly EC) Authorized Representative Services for trading and selling goods in both Europe and the United Kingdom (UK).

If you manufacture products and goods to be imported into the UK or Europe then those products must have a representative to communicate with market surveillance authorities.

With more than 25 years experience working with EU and UK product legislation, our expert service will provide you with the representation authorities and customers expect.

Our sister company Product Compliance Support Ltd can help with any aspect of Product legislation if required.

UKCA – UPDATE 24 JANUARY 2024

Acceptance of CE marking extended indefinitely

We can help you with product compliance. Here’s how:

  • We offer a competitive, professional Authorised Representative service from our office in the UK.
  • We can provide you with CE Declaration of Conformity templates.
  • We can convert your CPR CE Declarations to UKCA Declarations
  • We can assess your product to the applicable legislation.

Please contact us for advice and support, we are ready to help.

Our Satisfied Customers

Kamil Ubermanowicz – FyterTech Nonwovens Limited

The post Brexit marketplace can be complicated and off putting.…

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Our experience with ARC Compliance in the capacity of European…

David Cattrall, Director, Arlec Ltd

We were looking to use an authorised agent and were…

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I have been very impressed with the level of support…

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ARC have always provided reliable advice and service, and make…

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WHAT IS AN AUTHORISED REPRESENTATIVE

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The requirement for non-EU products to be represented to the authorities by someone in the EU has been around since the EU single market was launched in the 1990s. Initially, the rules were very unclear and it took a long time for them to be clarified enough for most manufacturers to realise the need.

A major change occurred on On the 1st January 2021 when the UK left the EU single market. Anyone in GB or the EU placing goods from the other side of The Channel on the market could no longer be a distributor. Instead they needed an importer established in the market on which the goods are being placed.

In recent years the legislators have made efforts to strengthen and extend the requirement for authorised representation to more products and supply chains in order to help consumer protection authorities deal with unsafe products.

In particular the market surveillance Regulation EU 2019/1010 tightens the rules in the EU for imported products to help the authorities trace, question and cooperate with overseas manufacturers when dealing with dangerous products.

We can help you meet these new rules and in particular provide you with:

  • An EU address to place on products supplied in the EU
  • A UK address to place on products supplied into Great Britain

FAQs

We have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions.

Below you will find questions relating to Brexit and the requirement to have an Economic Operator in the EU or UK and also legislation known as Regulation (EU) 2019/1020, regulating market surveillance and compliance of products.

Why do products need an Authorised Representative?

What does ‘market surveillance mean?

When do CE marked products need an Authorised representative?

When do products without a CE mark need an Authorised representative?

Why did BREXIT mean more products need an Authorised Representative?

What is Regulation (EU) 2019/1020, on market surveillance and compliance of products?

Can my importer or distributor represent my products?

What are the Obligations my Distributor must take on if they have to become my importer?

What products are affected by (EU) 2019/1020?

Are an EU importer’s or Authorised Representative’s details required to appear on the Declaration of Conformity (D of C)?

I am a UK (or other non-EU) manufacturer of products which fall under the General Product Safety Directive (GPSD). I have EU distributors. Do I need an EU Authorised Representative?

I am an EU (or other non-UK) manufacturer of products which fall under the General Product Safety Regulations (GPSR). I have UK distributors. Do I need a UK Authorised Representative?

OUR PRICING

Our prices are extremely competitive without compromising on technical expertise or service quality.

Our pricing structure considers four elements;

  • Number of products/families of products,
  • complexity of products,
  • potential hazards and risk
  • quality of supporting compliance information.

How can we help?

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    Do you need to change your Authorised Representative?

    This is completely acceptable under EU and UK legislation; we can help to process the required paperwork and we may be able to reduce our set up cost considering any pre-qualification and/or audit work completed by your current provider.

    If you are looking to change Authorised Representatives then please contact us to discuss your situation.

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