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What will happen with telecommunications equipment that is to be placed on the market from the UK?

Starting on 1 February 2020 the UK will become a third party for the purpose of EU rules, which will no longer be applicable. However, the transition period is in place from 1 February 2020 to 31 December 2020. During this period the status quo remains and European rules will therefore continue to be applicable on a temporary basis.

This means that until 31 December 2020 Union rules with respect to the circulation of goods will continue to be applicable in the UK.

Once the transition period ends on 31 December 2020, European law will no longer be applicable in the UK and therefore any regulations implemented on the circulation of goods will depend on the agreements reached on these matters during negotiations on the agreement on the future relationship between the UK and the EU.

What will happen with the telecommunications equipment that is to be placed on the UK market?

To export telecommunications equipment from the EU-27 to the UK you should check with the competent authorities in said country.

What will happen with the telecommunications equipment whose conformity has been assessed by a Notified Body in the UK?

Starting on 1 February 2020 the UK will become a third party for the purpose of EU rules, which will no longer be applicable. However, the transition period is in place from 1 February 2020 to 31 December 2020. During this period the status quo remains and European rules will therefore continue to be applicable on a temporary basis.

This means that until 31 December 2020 the rules of the Union with respect to conformity assessment will continue to be applicable in the UK.

Once the transition period ends on 31 December 2020, European law will no longer be applicable in the UK and therefore any regulation implemented on conformity assessment will depend on the agreements reached on these matters during negotiations on the agreement on the future relationship between the UK and the EU.

What will happen with the accreditation certificates issued by the UK Accreditation Service?

Accreditation is a certification issued by a national accreditation body to the effect that a conformity assessment body meets with the applicable requirements to carry out a specific conformity assessment activity. Accreditation is the most appropriate means to demonstrate the technical competence of notified bodies, unless Union legislation on products provides for another means.

As of 1 February 2020, the UK will become a third party for the purpose of EU rules, which will no longer be applicable. However, the transition period is in place from 1 February 2020 to 31 December 2020. During this period the status quo remains and European rules will therefore continue to be applicable on a temporary basis.

This means that until 31 December 2020 the rules of the Union with respect to accreditation will continue to be applicable in the UK.

Once the transition period ends on 31 December 2020, European law will no longer be applicable in the UK and therefore any regulations on accreditation that are implemented will depend on the agreements reached on these matters during negotiations on the agreement on the future relationship between the UK and the EU.

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