Authorised Representative for Jewellery
Manufacturers placing Jewellery products on the EU or UK market have specific obligations under the EU Directives and UK Regulations. These include appointing an Authorised Representative such as International Associates Limited(where the manufacturer is not established in the EU or UK)
The main issue is that there are many different directives that can apply depending on the types of products you supply. If they do not apply it is still recommended to make a declaration stating this to reduce the likelihood of your products getting stopped during shipment.
Whilst we have given information her relating to the EU Directives, most of them are still applicable in the UK after Brexit as they have adopted into UK Legislation and as yet have not been changed due to Brexit. However, it is recommended that you contact us to check for any changes since publication of this guidance.
These can include: –
Obligations of the Authorised Representative
Manufacturers are able by written mandate to appoint authorised representatives to performall, or part of the obligations and formalities imposed on manufacturers (either asmanufacturers or responsible persons) by the Directives and Regulations.
International Associates Recommended Scope:
Although the Directives and Regulationsconfirm that much of the compliance requirements can be carried out by the manufacture or his Authorised Representative, such as; carrying out a risk assessment etc Our experience is that most clients will complete these activities themselves, hence we recommend that our responsibilities are limited to the following.:-
a) Keep the Declaration of Conformity and the technical documentation at the disposal of national market Surveillance authorities for 10 years after the pressure equipment or assembly has been placed on the market;
- Documentation check
- Verify the Declaration of Conformity
- Review the Technical Documentation
- Check where applicable that an appropriate conformity assessment exist and Notified Body validity
- Keep the previous documentation (Declaration of conformity, Technical Documentation, certificates issued by Notified Body and amendments) at the disposal of competent authorities (at least ten years)
- Record Retention and Document control, including version controls.
- Ensure Labelling is correct and includes the details of the Authorized Representative.
b) Further to a reasoned request from a competent national authority, provide that authority with all the information and documentationnecessarytodemonstratetheconformityoftheproductorassembly;
c)Cooperatewiththecompetentnationalauthorities,attheirrequest,onanyactiontakentoeliminatetherisksposed bythepressureequipmentorassemblycoveredbythe authorized representative’smandate.
Changing your Authorised Representative.
Changing your Authorised Representative is a fairly straightforward process. First of all, this change should appear in the agreement between the manufacturer and the Authorized Representative (Outgoing and incoming).
To be compliant, the manufacturer should address the following aspects:
The date of termination of the outgoing Authorized Representative and the date of start of the incoming one.
The date until which the manufacturer can show the outgoing AR on the information or promotional material.
The transfer of documents, including confidentiality aspects and property rights
The obligation to the outgoing Authorized Representative to send to the manufacturer or incoming Authorized Representative, any complaints or reports about suspected incidents related to the product for which it has been designated.