イギリスと欧州連合 (EU) は、イギリスの EU 離脱に関する合意に至っていません。 当社では、当社の活動に潜在的な影響をもたらす重要な2つのエリアを注意深く見守っています。
- さまざまな EU 指令および規制における公認機関 (NoBo) としての立場
- 欧州旗の協力が必要である、海洋および域外部門における認定代行機関 (RO) としての立場
当社は、お客様の NoBo および RO 認証保持を可能な限り簡単にすることで、EU やイギリス市場へのアクセスを確保できるようにしています。
以下のよくある質問 (FAQ) セクションで、ご質問の答えが見つかることがあります。
ロイドレジスターは、ブレグジットの後も EU で公認機関としてサービスを提供しますか？
Yes, we are committed to providing all our customers with the same range of services post Brexit in the EU27 and the UK and we currently provide in the EU.
We are already approved as a NoBo for the Lifts Directive in France by COFRAC: our NoBo number 2748.
We have made applications for other approvals in the Netherlands, where LRQA has a large and long-established operation. We intend to provide similar services to those currently provided, through two existing notified bodies in the Netherlands, LRQA Verification BV (for Industrial Equipment Directives and Transportable Container authorisations) and LRQA Nederland BV (for Medical Devices and In-Vitro Diagnostics Devices).
We have made applications for Medical Devices directives under 93/42/EEC and 98/79/EC to VWS/Directie GMT in the Netherlands for notified body approval for LRQA Nederland BV.
We have made applications for ATEX, CPR, MD, MED, ND, PED, RID and the SPVD directives to RvA in the Netherlands for NoBo approval for LRQA Verification BV. We already hold a variety of accreditations in the Netherlands through which we have a longstanding relationship with RvA.
The applications are in various stages of assessment, with an expectation of obtaining approvals starting from around the end of 2018.
We have already prepared the required applications to the relevant Dutch authorities for the EU Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive, the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) regulation, and the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID).
Unless a mutual recognition arrangement is agreed between the EU and the UK either on a transitional or permanent basis as part of the Withdrawal Agreement, currently issued LRQA certificates will cease to be valid with effect from the withdrawal date (30 March 2019 00:00 hrs CET). There are indications that mutual recognition of Notified Bodies will be included within the scope of the proposed transition agreement, covering the period until December 2020. We understand that discussions also include the possibility of a permanent mutual recognition scheme forming part of the final agreement. However, to address the possibility that there could ultimately be no recognition agreement between the EU and the UK, we are taking necessary measures to enable us to continue to support our clients, by obtaining Notified Body appointments within the EU27.
It is our intention to transfer clients’ approvals from our UK Notified Body to that in the Netherlands with minimum cost once we obtain appointment in the Netherlands. We are discussing the transfer process with the Dutch authorities and will let you know any developments as they arise.
更新: 今後も EU で認識されるためにはどのように認証を移転すればよいですか？
We have made applications for ATEX, CPR, MD, MED, ND, PED, RID and the SPVD directives for NoBo approval for LRQA Verification BV in the Netherlands and are pleased to confirm that this has received accreditation from the Dutch Accreditation Council, Raad voor Accreditatie (RvA).
This means we can now progress with our application to the various Dutch ministries and we expect to receive formal notification and a posting on the Nando website in the next few weeks.
Once we receive approval, we will have Notified Body status both in the UK and the Netherlands. As such, in the case of a soft Brexit i.e. a structured withdrawal from the EU with an agreed deal, this will allow you to decide which will best meet the needs of your business.
Notified Body status in the Netherlands means we can continue to provide similar services to those now provided through our UK Notified Body for the following EC Directives and Regulations:
Noise emission in the environment by equipment for use outdoors
Transportable Pressure Equipment
Simple Pressure Vessels
Interoperability of the rail system within the Community
Directive (EU) 2016/797
Interoperability of the rail system within the European Union (recast)
Regulation (EU) No 305/2011
Please note, our application for Directive 2014/90/EU Marine equipment is being treated as an Extension to Scope (ETS) and will be added to the schedule of accreditation in the coming weeks.
If you decide to transfer, the next stage in the process will be to move your current certificates from LRV Ltd/LRC-Energy AS to LRV B.V. We have ensured that our Notified Bodies in the UK and the Netherlands work to identical processes and procedures which will make the transitioning of your certificates from one body to another as straightforward as possible, with minimal impact on your business.
The transfer includes the issue of certificates bearing the new Notified Body number assigned to us in the Netherlands, which then fully replaces your existing certificate issued from the UK.