Selling your goods

✓ Use gov.uk to identify how your business can be ready to sell certain goods in the UK and EU


From the 1 January 2021 the essential requirements and standards that can be used to demonstrate compliance will be the same as they are now. However, there may be other changes you need to make. These are:

  • Check which regulations apply to your product – to determine what steps you or others in your supply chain need to take, identify what EU regulations are relevant to you.
  • Check if you need a new product approval and begin the process as soon as possible – if your product requires third-party approval, you may need a new approval especially if you sell in both UK and EU. Subject to negotiations, from 1 January 2021 the EU will stop recognising UK approvals.
  • Check if you need to appoint a new authorised representative to act on your behalf – UK-based individuals and legal entities will no longer count as established in the EU, and vice-versa. You may need to appoint someone to undertake certain tasks in the EU or UK.
  • Speak to your supply chains / distributors and understand new legal duties – make sure your suppliers/distributors/customers understand the actions they need to take. If you distribute EU goods, or have your goods distributed by someone in the EU, you may acquire new legal duties.
  • Consider what marking / labelling changes apply to your product – you may need to make changes to the information or regulatory markings that appear on your product, for example to reflect changes to product approvals or new representatives you appoint in the EU.

More information is available at: www.gov.uk/transition.