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Centexbel on Nando!

Centexbel is the first Belgian Notified Body (# 0493) to be recognized to apply the new EU Regulation 2016/425/EEC that harmonizes the legislation of the EU member states with respect to Personal Protective Equipment.

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This means that all PPE articles certified by Centexbel can immediately be freely marketed in all countries belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA).

What is it all about?

CE-marking, in force since 1993, has to be affixed by the manufacturer or distributor of imported goods. By affixing the CE-mark on his products, the manufacturer/distributor declares that he has respected all CE marking obligations and becomes responsible for the traffic of the products in the AAE.

The CE-mark shows that the product has been evaluated and is conform with the European requirements related to safety, health and environmental protection. The CE-mark is valid for products manufactured within the EEA and for products manufactured outside the EEA and then introduced on the EEA market.

When do you, as a manufacturer or distributor of imported PPE, have to apply to our services as Notified Body?

The intervention of a Notified body is primarily needed for EU type examination of category II and III PPE and during the quality monitoring of category III PPE. PPE belong to category I do not require a formal intervention by a notified body, but a notified body can always act as an advisor of laboratory.

Nando (New Approach Notified and Designated Organisations) Information System

Notification is an act whereby a Member State informs the Commission and the other Member States that a body, which fulfils the relevant requirements, has been designated to carry out conformity assessment according to a directive. Notification of Notified Bodies and their withdrawal are the responsibility of the notifying Member State.

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