Ecodesign of products—recovery of testing costs
Ecodesign of products—recovery of testing costs

The following Environment guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Ecodesign of products—recovery of testing costs
  • Brexit impact
  • Notice of intent
  • Final notice
  • Appeal

The Office for Product Safety & Standards (Safety & Standards) is the market surveillance authority for the purposes of the Ecodesign regulations. This was previously governed by the National Measurement and Regulation Office (NMRO), however in March 2016, the NMRO became part of Regulatory Delivery which was subsequently replaced by Safety & Standards. The principal method for identifying breaches of applicable implementing measures and standards is testing of products. Safety & Standards seeks to recover its costs incurred in testing a product under Regulation (EC) 765/2008, Art 19 where:

  1. products have been tested in order to detect non-compliance, and

  2. cost recovery will not be disproportionately detrimental to the company or adversely outweigh that company's ability to reach compliance

Recovery may extend to all costs associated with:

  1. purchase

  2. disposal

  3. administration, and

  4. labour


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