GAMBICA and BEAMA, through the EURIS task force, have received reassurance from the UK government that UK Notified Bodies can continue to provide conformity assessment for EU legislation after 29th March 2019 during the transition (implementation) period.
A parliamentary question was drafted and posed by Lord Kinnoull (EU committee and EU Justice sub-committee), to which there was a reassuring response from Lord Henley, Parliamentary under-secretary (department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) below:
UK Notified Bodies
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether UK Notified Bodies will be able to continue to work with UK manufacturers, checking their products conform to the essential requirements of European directives which have also been transposed into UK law, until the end of the anticipated Brexit implementation period.
Answered by: Lord Henley
The Government recognises the valuable work undertaken by UK Notified Bodies in ensuring that products placed on the market have been through suitable assessment to ensure they comply with the relevant requirements.
During the implementation period the UK will no longer be a Member State of the European Union, but market access will continue on current terms.
For UK Notified Bodies this means that they will continue to be able to conduct third-party conformity assessments for both the UK and the EU markets as they do now. https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2018-06-12/HL8559/
There is also a statement on the UKAS website: "The agreement of the implementation period also provides certainty that the work of UK Notified Bodies will continue to be recognised during this time.”