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Catering equipment suppliers warned to expect stiffer policing of CE Mark compliance

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CE Mark compliance is likely to be policed much more vigilantly after Brexit than is currently the case, importers and exporters of catering equipment have been warned.  

Trade association CESA said that CE Mark compliance was an area that remained in danger of being overlooked among all the furore surrounding Brexit.

It has partnered with specialist consultant Steve Witt Consultancy and Design Ltd (SWCD), to launch a CE Mark Compliance service.

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It includes a free consultation to establish whether or not the company complies with the necessary legal requirements.

If more work is needed, SWCD can provide consultancy to steer the company through the work, charging a fee of £550 per day, which is quoted for and invoiced in advance through CESA.

Before the initial consultation, interested businesses are invited to fill in a ‘yes/no’ question report comprising 20 questions that should help them check compliance to see if they need to take further action to remedy any gaps.

Once that’s done, if they are still concerned, they can contact CESA or SWCD to book the free consultation.

“To keep doing business after Brexit, equipment suppliers will need to show they have the necessary level of documentation to meet the legal requirements of CE Marking or the EC Certificate of Conformity,” said Steve Witt of SWCD (above). “They must also have the required procedures and record keeping in place, whether as the OEM or as the importer or distributor of finished products.”

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Tags : BrexitCE ComplianceCESAComplianceSteve Witt Consultancy and DesignSWCD
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