HAI would like to remind its members that, in the event of a Hard Brexit, they should ensure that all their products are fully certified and have full CE markings, to ensure that those products can continue to be sold in the Irish Market.
Since Ireland joined the EU Single Trade Market we have enjoyed the ease of trading goods and services with the UK. As the UK prepares to leave the EU, it’s time to prepare for this transition and its potential impacts on the importing and exporting of goods. Another factor for organisations to consider is the requirement to demonstrate their “green” credentials (in areas like waste management and emissions), particularly those who are currently relying on UK certification/verification.
It would be advisable to ask your suppliers to confirm the following of their products:
A – Anything with a BS cert will also be covered by a European CE cert notified outside of the UK.
B – If products are supplied from UK suppliers with a CE cert, that this cert is certified by a third party outside the UK.
Factsheets are available to help businesses prepare for Brexit and to remind them of other key considerations and responsibilities. These fact sheets (which cover Construction/Building Materials products like gypsum, structural timber, cement and more) and green procurement certification, are available to download below:
Information has also been provided by the European Commission with respect to the distribution of Industrial Products: