The negotiations between the EU and the UK are still ongoing with the date of January 1st 2021 approaching. As of January 1st 2021 EU law will continue to be applicable for products sold in the EU and Northern Ireland (under the Northern Ireland Protocol), excluding Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales).
All products will need to comply with regulations and be notified by the Responsible Person in the EU and/or UK independent from the outcome of the negotiations.
The Regulatory Company (TRC) has prepared to provide regulatory compliance and safety assessment services including servicing as the Responsible Person in both the EU as well as in the UK. To that end, TRC has set up office in the UK under the company The Regulatory Company UK (TRC UK).
Non-EU companies selling into the EU need to have an EU Responsible Person (EU RP) to be responsible for the products available on the EU market. Every direct importer into the EU will be considered to be the EU RP for the products it imports with all the duties and responsibilities that come with it.
Alternatively, TRC can be appointed as the single RP for the EU. In that case, direct importers into the EU will have to mandate TRC to be the EU RP on their behalf and no confidential information needs to be shared with EU importers/distributors.
We have summarised the most important requirements and preparations for an UK > EU Responsible Person transfer for you in a short document
Non-UK companies selling into the UK need to decide on a UK Responsible Person (UK RP). Every direct importer into the UK will be considered to be the UK RP for the products it imports with all the duties and responsibilities that come with it.
Alternatively, TRC UK can be appointed as the single RP for the UK as we currently are for the EU as a whole.
We have summarised the most important requirements and preparations for an EU > UK Responsible Person transfer for you in this short document.