- NSAI briefs business on Certification, Supply Chain and CE Marking at a series of Brexit information sessions along the Border region in Cavan, Monaghan and Sligo this week.
- Sessions are first in a series of targeted events being hosted by NSAI.
Dublin, Ireland, 28 January The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys T.D., is today, Tuesday 29 January 2019, urging businesses to be alert to standards and certification changes that will arise from Brexit. In particular, she has reminded businesses that rely on a UK Notified Body for conformity assessment certificates to ensure that their certificates are issued by EU-27 based Notified Bodies after Brexit.
The Minister’s reminder comes as the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) brings its Brexit information briefings to the Border region this week to talk to businesses about certification, supply chain and CE Marking post-Brexit.
Minister Humphreys said, “These seminars offer a great opportunity for businesses to learn more about the Brexit issues which may impact them, and the steps needed to ensure their conformity assessment certificates remain valid post-Brexit, whether there is a deal or not. I continue to urge business owners to proactively engage in Brexit preparedness”.
The main aim of the briefings is to provide practical advice to businesses about the steps they need to take to be Brexit ready. The briefings will also address Brexit impacts for businesses that produce or import products, devices and components, which require certification.
Minister of State for Small Business, Pat Breen T.D. said, “The briefings are particularly important for manufacturers, importers, distributors and authorised representatives given their critical position in the supply chain and the obligations they have under EU law. The information provided through these briefings will help them to deal with the effects of Brexit, in whatever form that may take.”
Other key issues to be addressed at the NSAI briefings include:
- The role of National, European and International standards post-Brexit
- The status of ‘CE’ marking of goods going to and coming from the UK and current UK based Notified Bodies post-Brexit
- Significance of Brexit for importers as well as authorised representatives and distributors
- Brexit impacts on certification and trade
- Sector specific Brexit information
Further advice for businesses on how to prepare for Brexit and supports is available on www.nsai.ie/brexit