UL’s mission is to help ensure safe products are in the marketplace. Until we know more about the details of the exit agreement, we will continue to move forward business as usual.
UL has a strong presence in Europe and will continue to grow and strengthen local relationships with European customers including those in the UK. We remain committed to being a Notified Body and will continue to deliver a CE marking service to meet customer needs for EU market access. Further, all certificates issued by UL International (UK) Ltd remain valid, and permit EU market access in accordance with the responsibilities placed upon Manufacturers.
Like any other business, we are watching the situation carefully to determine the potential outcome of exit negotiations once Article 50 has been initiated. Various cooperation solutions could be considered including the Norwegian model which uses EEA recognition, or the Switzerland model which uses Mutual Recognition Agreements to enable Notified Bodies to operate within the EU legislation.
We are currently focusing on supporting our customers as they navigate the current uncertainty and potential changes to their business. Regardless of the final model adopted, UL will continue to provide clear communication as the situation unfolds to help ensure that our customers have continued market access.