– Our service for EU representative authorization –
Products (nonfood / nonmedical) are subject to numerous regulations within the European Union (EU), compliance with which must be ensured by the manufacturer and / or the importer. An authorized representative based in the European Economic Area within the meaning of the Product Safety Act (ProdSG) can assist manufacturers and importers in fulfilling certain obligations. As an authorized representative, we also act as a link between you as a customer and the responsible market surveillance authorities.
Note: The service does not apply to medical or pharmaceutical products. Separate provisions apply to medical, food and cosmetic products.
Information for domestic and foreign manufacturers, dealers and importers.
General information on EU authorization
EU authorization means that an authorized representative based in the European Economic Area within the meaning of the Product Safety Act (ProdSG) can assist manufacturers and importers in fulfilling certain obligations.
What does the term “authorization” mean?
The term “authorization” basically refers to the contractually regulated commissioning of third parties with the performance and implementation of tasks and obligations. An authorized company based in Germany can serve as a contact for the national authorities.
Who do the registration obligations in the context of the EU authorization apply?
All those who place their products on the market in Germany and France, such as manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers (including mail order companies) and importers, as well as an authorized third party, must name as contact persons and representatives.
What are the tasks of the authorized representative in the context of the EU authorization?
The authorized representative acts as a link between the manufacturer and the market surveillance authorities for a manufacturer or importer and provides extensive information:
- Keeping the EU declaration of conformity and the technical documents available for the national supervisory authorities for a period of 10 years after the product has been placed on the market.
- Handing over of all necessary information and documents to prove the conformity of a product to the competent authorities (on justified request or if necessary for other reasons).
- Cooperation with the responsible national authorities and registers in all measures that are necessary to avert the dangers posed by the products.
What are the obligations under the EU authorization?
This concerns, among other things, compliance with the obligations from the Product Safety Act (ProdSG), but also the Market Surveillance Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2019/1020).
Authorization for foreign manufacturers and dealers as part of the registration
Foreign manufacturers without a registered office or branch in Germany must name an authorized representative based in this country. The latter can represent the manufacturer vis-à-vis the joint agency but is also liable for all statutory obligations of the manufacturer.
We are happy to support you in fulfilling your registration and reporting obligations within the framework of the EU authorization in order to be able to sell your products in accordance with the law.
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