Can I import products that are not CE marked and use them in my premises or resell them in the UK?

The current situation is that if you are reselling the goods then you are placing them on the market whereby you will be considered to be the importer (if you have contract with the manufacturer detailing specific undertakings) or you will be considered to be the manufacturer outright. (There are two other functionaries who could be used in this situation, one of those being an Authorised Representative. Further information is given on our website). If the products do require CE marking, then this must be performed and completed before being placed on the UK (or EU) market.

If the item is expressly for your own use, then you are neither placing it on the market (see previous paragraph) nor putting it into service and so you do not need to do anything. If you are putting it into your own workplace for others (e.g. employees) to use, then it must be CE marked (if applicable) and also satisfy the in-service requirements concerning the minimum health and safety requirements for the use of work equipment by workers at work.

Last updated: 2021-07-09 12:24

Posted 1 year agoby Ilonapie

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