The BBA has initiated discussions with a number of NBs proposing they collaborate to facilitate quicker, easier and more cost-effective compliance to address product certification changes introduced post-Brexit.
For manufacturers this will mean one audit – carried out by the BBA or by a Notified Body partner – to support both UKCA and CE marking for FPC 2+, saving BBA and European NB clients time and money by reducing audit days and administration costs.
Already more than 10 EU NBs have confirmed participation in the scheme, including Eurofins Finland (the first to sign up to the partnership), ITB Poland, NCS Estonia, Holzforschung Austria and SKZ Germany, with strong interest from many more.
The Exporting from the UK section of the Directory includes
– International Construction Exhibitions – UK Government Support for Exhibiting Overseas – Identifying Suitable Markets – Agent or Distributor – International Project Lead Sources
The partnerships announcement is well-timed – the UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking transition period was introduced in January 2021 and covers most goods which previously required the CE marking. Businesses were given 12 months to implement this new protocol. The clock is now ticking for the correct certification to be in place before the transition period ends.
In summary, these partnerships are of real benefit to the whole construction industry.
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