NSAI General Guidance on Products

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Product Liability

Producer Liable without Proof of Fault Under the defective products legislation, the producer is liable for personal injury caused by a defect in the product, without proof of fault. The legislation provides liability for death or personal injury caused by a defect in a product. There is also liability for damage or destruction of property, […]

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Modern Harmonisation Approach

Common Market to Single Market The first and central objective of the European Union, originally the European Economic Community was the common market. The expression “internal market” replaced the expression “common market” after the Single European Act.  The Single European Act sought to introduce an area without frontiers in which there was free movement of […]

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EU Product Safety

General Product Safety The European Communities (General Product Safety) Regulations give effect to Directive 2001/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 December 2001 on general product safety. The Regulations require that consumer products placed on the market are safe and obliges producers to place only safe products on the market. The […]

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Accreditation & EU Standards

Accreditation and market surveillance EU Regulation (EC No 765/2008) sets out requirements for accreditation and market surveillance relating to the marketing of products. The Regulation lays down common rules for accrediting bodies that ensure that non-food products in the European Union (EU) conform to certain requirements. There are separate regulations in relation to food safety. […]

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EU Surveillance

Overview EU Regulations sets out common rules for the application of safeguard measures to imports from certain non-EU countries that may cause serious injury or the threat of serious injury to EU producers, and for the surveillance of those imports. The rules for products from five countries differ from the EU’s general common rules for […]

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Construction Sector [Ireland]

Latest Government advice for those in the construction & building trade 2 April 2019 The decision of the UK to leave the EU means change. Addressing the challenges of the UK leaving the EU, particularly without any deal, requires response at EU level, by Government, by citizens, and responses by businesses, and affected sectors. As part […]

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Construction Products Regulation

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Regulation and Licensing

Certification, Regulation and Licensing Published: 28 February 2019 From: Department of the Taoiseach For all businesses For companies sourcing products from the UK For companies importing chemicals from the UK Professional qualifications & licences to practise For all businesses Certificates, licences and authorisations are required for trade in the EU for many types of goods […]

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Mutual Recognition (EU/EEA)

Mutual Recognition Regulation across the EEA If you are exporting ‘non-harmonised goods’ such as pet animals, foodstuffs, furniture, fireworks, tobacco, vehicles or precious metals, you need the technical rules under UK law. Published 16 October 2012 From: Department for Business, Innovation & Skills Contents Introduction The principle of mutual recognition Technical rules for specific (non-harmonised) […]

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Standards Authority Presentation I

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Standards Authority Presentation II

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Standards Authority (Medical Devices)

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Products EU Preparedness

Brexit Preparedness seminar on Industrial Products Council Working Party (Article 50 Format) 12 December 2018 Industrial products Key issues: To place industrial products on the EU27 market after the UK becomes a third country… 1. A certificate under the responsibility of an EU27 Notified Body (NB) will be required, manufacturers must:  Transfer files from […]

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Market Surveillance and Regulation

July 2019 Market Surveillance and Notified Bodies A number of state agencies undertake a wide range of product safety, market surveillance and accreditation roles, which are vital to the efficient functioning of the economy and essential to the maintenance of the Single Market. Even the most benign of Brexit conditions would result in a step […]

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Construction Products (Irish Gov)

Brexit – Construction Products Regulation The Construction Products Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 (CPR) is European Union (EU) legislation that sets out rules for the marketing of construction products in the EU. It is aimed at reducing technical barriers to trade and ensuring the free movement of certain construction products within the EU. You can read more […]

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Vehicle Approval UK No Deal Notes

Purpose This notice explains the contingency plans the Department for Transport (DfT) and the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) would implement in order to allow vehicle and component manufacturers to place new products on the market if the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 without an agreement. Motorists and fleet operators would not be affected […]

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Goods Standards II UK No Deal Notes

Purpose This notice explains the future arrangements for the regulation of most goods covered by the EU’s New Approach, which includes those regulated under the ‘New Legislative Framework’ as well as machinery. In particular it covers arrangements for conformity assessment (the testing of goods to ensure they meet relevant requirements). These goods are subject to […]

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Goods Standards UK No Deal Notes

Purpose This notice provides guidance on how the importing and exporting non-harmonised goods under the mutual recognition principle would be affected in the unlikely event that the UK exits the EU without a deal in March 2019. Before 29 March 2019 (may also apply to new exit date on 31 December 2020) Some manufactured goods are subject to national regulations rather than EU-wide rules. Examples include […]

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Labelling / Product Safety UK No Deal Notes

Labelling tobacco products and e-cigarettes Purpose The purpose of this notice is to provide information to organisations, businesses and members of the public concerned with tobacco and related products, regarding changes to the regulation of such products in the unlikely event that the UK leaves the European Union (EU) in March 2019 with no agreement […]

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NSAI Guidance on Product Certification

General Within the EU there is a comprehensive regulatory framework to operate effectively for the safety and compliance of industrial products to protect the various public interests and for the proper functioning of the single market. The two key pieces of legislation are Regulation (EC) No 765/2008 on market surveillance and accreditation which established the […]

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GB Standards UK Post-Deal Guidance

Guidance Designated standards Information for businesses. Published 3 December 2020 Last updated 1 January 2021 — see all updates From: Office for Product Safety and Standards and Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Contents References of designated standards Chemicals Conformity assessment and management systems Construction Consumers and workers protection Energy efficiency Electric and electronic engineering Healthcare engineering […]

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Nutrition Labelling UK Post-Deal Guidance

Guidance Nutrition legislation information sheet Updated 31 December 2020 Contents EU nutrition laws Important information 1.Nutrition Labelling 2.Food supplements 3.Fortified foods / Vitamin and minerals added to food 4.Nutrition and health claims made on food 5.Food for Specific Groups (FSG) formerly known as Foods Intended for Particular Nutritional Uses (PARNUTS) Contact details Print this page […]

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Textile Labelling UK Post-Deal Guidance

Guidance Textile labelling Advice for manufacturers and retailers on textile labelling. Published 31 December 2020 From: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Applies to: Wales, England, and Scotland Contents Labelling requirements Responsibility for labelling Applying for a new textile name or manufacturing tolerance Print this page You must follow special rules if you manufacture, […]

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Footwear Labeling UK Post-Deal Guidance

Guidance Footwear labelling Advice for manufacturers and retailers on footwear labelling. Published 31 December 2020 From: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Print this page You must follow special rules if you manufacture, distribute or sell footwear. Labelling requirements The label must show what material makes up 80% of: the surface area of the […]

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Goods Standards EU UK Post-Deal Guidance

Guidance Placing manufactured goods on the EU market What you need to do to comply with regulations on manufactured goods you place on the EU market. Published 31 December 2020 From: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Contents Check which rules apply Check if you need to change your conformity assessment Appoint an EU-recognised […]

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