Ecodesign of products—rights of entry

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

  • Ecodesign of products—rights of entry
  • Brexit
  • Rights of entry
  • Conditions

Ecodesign of products—rights of entry

STOP PRESS: This content is being updated in light of the Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information Regulations 2021, SI 2021/745.

Brexit

11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements came to an end and significant changes began to take effect across the UK’s legal regime.

Rights of entry

Article 19 of Retained Regulation (EC) 765/2008 on Accreditation and Market Surveillance requires market surveillance authorities to perform appropriate checks on the characteristics of products on an adequate scale, by means of:

  1. documentary checks, and

  2. where appropriate, physical and laboratory checks

To enable compliance with this requirement, market surveillance

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