The UK Government has issued new guidelines about placing manufactured goods on the EU market from 1st January 2021. The guidelines confirm what manufacturers will need to do in order to comply with new post-Brexit transition regulations.
Under the terms of the withdrawal agreement goods that can legally be placed on the EU market can continue to be placed on the UK market until 31st December 2020, while EU type approvals, the CE mark and EU DoC remain valid in the whole of the UK until the end of the withdrawal period.
The Government has recommended that businesses unsure of the requirements from 1st January 2021 onwards consult the trade association responsible for their products. In the case of industrial trucks, this is BITA.
The association has produced its own guide to the industry, which is available to view on this website (see link below).
The guide details the process for trucks homologated as tractors (as defined by EU Regulation 167/2013) as well as Non-Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM) engines (EU Regulation 2016/1628), this includes the revised deadlines for machine build and first placement on the market for pre-stage V units.
There are also details on Conformity Assessment and Self-certified Product.
There is also a section on the separate arrangements for Northern Ireland.
For further details on the arrangements, visit the Government’s website.