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1. UK Test Certificates

At this time, UK test certificates will continue to be recognised after the 31st December 2020. We are awaiting clarification from WELMEC on the use of UK test certificates after the 31st December 2020.

2. Systems with UK Type Approvals

UK type approved systems can continue to be placed onto the market up to the 31st December 2020. Placing of goods on the market refers to manufactured goods that have completed conformity assessment, see below:

For the purposes of these provisions, “placing on the market” means the first supply of a good for distribution, consumption or use on the market in the course of a commercial activity, whether in return or payment or free of charge. ‘Supply’ means that ‘an existing and individually identifiable good, after the stage of manufacturing has taken place, is the subject matter of a written or verbal agreement between two or more legal or natural persons for the transfer of ownership, any other property right, or possession concerning the good in question, or is the subject matter of an offer to a legal or natural person or persons to conclude such an agreement. ‘Putting into service’ means ‘the first use of a good within the Union or the United Kingdom by the end user for the purposes for which it was intended, or in the case of marine equipment, placing on board.

For example, a manufacturer of a metering system for oil that is currently under a UK notified body type approval, this system must be manufactured and conformity assessed before the 31st December 2020 if it is to be placed on the market post 31st December 2020. The manufacturer cannot take an order for a system that is under a UK type approval on or before the 31st December 2020 and then manufacturer or complete manufacturing of the system post 31st December under same UK type approval.