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UK, EU AUTHORISED REPRESENTATIVE SERVICES

Authorised Rep Compliance provide UK and European (EU / EC) Authorized Represenative 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 you are required to appoint an Authorised Represenative to serve as a single point of contact.

With more than 25 years experience working with European product regulations we can provide expert advice for CE Marking, and following Brexit and the UK’s withdrawal from the European single market advice for UKCA Marking, helping to ensure your products meet both EU and UK import regulations.


OUR PRICING

Our prices start from as little as £600 for contract set up and the first year’s representation.

Our pricing structure considers four elements;

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

MEANING OF AUTHORISED REPRESENTATIVE

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.

On the 1st January 2021 anyone in GB or the EU placing goods from the other side of The Channel on the market changed from being a distributor to an importer of goods from a third country with new obligations.

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 and question overseas manufacturers.

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

  • An EU address to place on all your products supplied in the EU
  • A UK address to place on all your 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 and also legislation known as Regulation (EU) 2019/1020, concerned with regulating market surveillance and compliance of products.

Why do I need an Authorised Representative?

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

Do an EU importer’s or Authorised Representative’s details need 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 Regulations (GPSR). I have EU distributors. Do I need an Authorised Representative?

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


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.


Latest Developments

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UKCA Compliance Alert: 2025 Urgent Requirements for Construction Products

With the deadline of July 1st, 2025 looming, manufacturers and distributors of Construction Products Regulation (CPR) items in the UK are facing the urgent need to have their products tested and aligned with the UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) standards. This…

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EU changes General Product Safety Regulations (GPSR)

In May 2023 the European Union published the new General Product Safety Regulation (GPSR). It’s objective is to supersede the General Product Safety Directive (GPSD) by updating and modernising the safety guidelines for non-food consumer products. The new regulation sought…

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3 year extension to Rules of Origin

On the 15th December 2023 there was welcome news for manufacturers of electric vehicles in UK when the EU announced an extension to the rule of origin deadline. The deadline, 31st December 2023, would have required 45% of components used…

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Amazon due to end Responsible Person Service

Since 2021 Amazon has required sellers selling into Europe from outside the EU to appoint an EU Responsible Person or Responsible Person for CE-marked products. Sellers inside the EU have been able to use Amazon’s Responsible Person Service, which was…

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Acceptance of CE marking extended indefinitely

STOP PRESS: On 1 August the UK government announced that recognition of the CE marking for placing most goods on the market in Great Britain, will be extended indefinitely. This applies to the 18 regulations that fall under the Department…


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