What is an authorised representative?

An authorised Representative acts on behalf of the manufacturer. The manufacturer can be located inside or outside the Community. In both cases, the manufacturer can appoint an authorised representative to act on his behalf for the execution of certain tasks established in the concerning Directives.

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Who is responsable for my product, if the product is CE-certified?

The New Approach Directives distinguish a number of parties that are responsible or take responsibility with regard to CE Marking: – Manufacturer The manufacturer is any natural or legal person responsible for the design and production of a product with the intention of placing the product on the Community market under his own name. The […]

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What is the precise task of an authorised representative?

The tasks that can be appointed to the authorised representative, according to the Directives, have an administrative nature. Depending on the conformity assessment procedure and the concerning Directive, the authorised representative can, for example, have the task to guarantee and declare that the product meets the essential requirements, affix a CE Marking to the product […]

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Which information does the authorised representative have in his possession?

The task of the European authorised representative is to own a complete Technical File of the product. This Technical File comprises, amongst which, detailed technical drawings or other specific calculations of the product, test reports, the risk analysis and user’s instructions. The authorised representative also drafts the EC Declaration of Conformity; this document will also […]

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To whom must the authorised representative account for?

On behalf of every Directive, supervisory bodies are appointed on a national level. These bodies no not only verify (ad random) whether a CE Marking has been affixed to products, but also whether this Marking was rightly affixed. The authorised representative must, if asked, present the national supervisory bodies the Technical File.

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