Regulation on market surveillance and compliance of products requires EU Authorized Representative for additional legislations

Did you know that the European Commission has issued Regulation (EU) 2019/1020? This regulation on market surveillance and compliance of products lays out updated requirements on the appointment of EU Authorized Representatives. 

Under numerous directives and regulations in the EU, manufacturers located outside Europe are free, but not obliged to appoint an EU Authorized Representative. Prominent examples are:

  • the LVD Directive (2014/35/EU)
  • the EMC Directive (2014/30/EU)
  • the RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU)
  • the PPE Regulation (2016/425)
  • the Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC)

Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 will make the appointment of an EU Authorized Representative mandatory for the applicable directives and regulations as of July 16, 2021.

In order to receive the documentation, please follow this link to the website of the European Commission. Do you require additional details or mdi Europa’s assistance in this regard, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Source: Regulation (EU) 2019/1020

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