An “EU Authorized Representative” or “EU AR” in short, is any natural or legal person established within the European Union who has received a written mandate from a manufacturer (EU/non-EU) to act on its behalf in relation to specified tasks with regard to the manufacturer’s obligations under the relevant Union Harmonization legislation.

On 16 July 2021, regulation 2019/1020 come into force, thereby is applicable for all non-EU manufacturers. Non-EU Manufacturers shall appoint an EU Authorized representative prior to placing the product on the market.

AR shall be required for the products falling under the scope of the following directives:1

  • 2006/42/EC – Machinery Directive
  • 2014/30/EU – Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive
  • 2014/35/EU – Low Voltage Directive
  • 2014/53/EU – Radio Equipment Directive
  1. Please note that the list is non-exhaustive. If the specific directive/regulation is not specified below, please contact us. The list provided is for information and reference purposes only. ↩︎

Upon appointment of an EU Authorized representative by a manufacturer, the mandate shall at least allow the following tasks:

  • Keep the EU declaration of conformity and the technical documentation (Technical File) at the disposal of national surveillance authorities and cooperate with them at their request,
  • Upon a reasoned request from a component national authority, provided that authority with all the information and documentation necessary to demonstrate the conformity of a product,
  • Cooperate with the competent national authorities, at their request, on any action taken to eliminate the risks posed by products covered by their mandate.
  • Affixing of the CE Marking (and where relevant other markings) and the notified body’s number to the product,
  • Draw up and sign the EU Declaration of conformity,
  • Keep track of changes in EU regulations/directives that may potentially affect manufacturer’s product conformity assessment,

Stealth Compliance can be appointed for acting as an EU Authorized representative. As part of the services, Stealth compliance manages compliance for your product being placed on the EU market. Stealth compliance will provide guidance into ensuring the requirements for CE marking are maintained and managed during the product lifecycle on the EU market.

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