Who makes the declaration of conformity (D.o.C.)? Or, put another way, who is allowed by law to make a conformity statement?
Who is Authorized to Make the Declaration of Conformity?
A manufacturer or its Authorized Representative (AR for short) is legally authorized to make the DoC. Responsibility for compliance with the declaration rests solely with the manufacturer.
What is the Responsibility of the Distributor/Seller?
You buy a product and then you sell it again. Then you are not a manufacturer or an AR. Then you don’t have to prepare the DoC. What is expected of you?
First of all, you know which of your products must be CE marked. Furthermore, you have a declaration of conformity if your product requires one. You are also familiar with the language requirements for labeling, instructions and any other accompanying information. You also recognize the signs that indicate that a product does not meet the requirements. Specific information can be found in the article Vendor and CE marking, what is required?
Links and downloads
Finally, below you will find some links to articles and videos. These may also be of interest to you.
- Knowledge Base: the EU legislation Section
- Knowledge Base: the UK legislation Section
- Technical documentation and EU declaration of conformity, official EU publication
Who makes the declaration of conformity? Update Info – The last update was made on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022.
Keywords: Authorized Representative, AR, CE-marking, CE-certification, DoC, EU Product Compliance, EU Product Legislation, EU Product Safety,