Published on: 07 February 2019
British Marine member, HPi Verification Services (Ireland), is now formally accredited for the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) certification by the Irish National Accreditation Board and the Irish Government has given its approval for notification.
If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the results of conformity assessment carried out by UK conformity assessment bodies will no longer be recognised in the EU.
This means you must get your products assessed and marked by an EU recognised conformity assessment body (Notified Body) if you want to sell them in the EU. Alternatively, you could also arrange for assessments to be transferred to an EU-recognised body before the UK leaves the EU.
The new Notified Body (NB) identification number will be issued in good time for Friday 29 March ensuring that those boatbuilders and component manufacturers whose RCD NB Accreditation is with the UK NB HPi will be in a position to continue to put their products on the EU market in the case of a Brexit ‘no deal’.
HPi will be contacting their existing customers in due course to discuss further details.