500. Designation and monitoring of UK notified bodies.

The following provisions have effect until IP completion day.

The Secretary of State1 may designate a person to carry out conformity assessment2. With one exception3, any such designation (a 'notified body designation') must be made in accordance with the following procedure4. Any person wishing to be a UK notified body5 must apply to the Secretary of State for designation6. A notified body designation must not be made unless the Secretary of State is satisfied that the person in respect of whom it is to be made meets the specified criteria7 (the 'notified body criteria')8. A person who meets the assessment