The trade in Europe of products from the United Kingdom.

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The European Commission It issued a document concerning the consequences of Brexit over Europe trade of products from the UK.

The document covers all products entering the European Union, excluding food and agricultural, from the date of 30 March 2019, date that will be the release of the UK from the European Community (unless extended). For those interested we enclose l & #8217; entire document in link.

The committee emphasized that, starting from the release date, manufacturers and importers established in the UK will no longer be considered operators established in the European Community.

The result is that a economic operator established in any other Member country, that before the Brexit was considered to be a Distributor, It will automatically become an importer and will be subject to the Law on products from Third countries.

In practical terms, he will have to fulfill the obligations of importers which are different from those of distributors.

There is more. European regulations concerning products will no longer recognize the authorized representatives established in the United Kingdom. So the non-EU companies that today employ an authorized representative (or agent) for placing their products in the European market, will relocate this function to another of EU countries.

Also according to the document, Notified Bodies UK will not be so for the European law and will not be allowed to comment on the compliance of the conditions set out in Union harmonization legislation.

And the actors operating in the field what should do? They must be assured that any appraisal certificate (EU type examination) comes from a notified body one of the other EU Member States.

If the operator has a certificate issued by an agency of the channel, It must request a new assessment by a notified body of Community, or on the basis of a contract between the manufacturer, the British and European body, request the transfer of the documentation and the respective certified by the British to European, who will take responsibility.


Also as part of the post Brexit changes also the European Medicines Agency and the European Banking Authority will have to leave their seats in the United Kingdom and move to one of the countries of the Commission by 30 March 2019.

Regarding the European Medicines Agency (EMA), in date 20 November 2017, the European Council has chosen Amsterdam as a new location. However, the Italian Government has asked to cancel this decision, stressing that there would be “ensuring that the Agency can be operational and fully functional from the release date of the United Kingdom European Union (30 March 2019), taking into account the need for space and adequate logistical solutions for offices, the meeting rooms, archives and the appropriate safety standards of infrastructure”.

The European Banking Authority (EBA) It will be transferred to Paris. The decision was determined by the draw after the third round of voting. In the third round had come Paris and Dublin.

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