EU Regulation 2019/1020 applies in Northern Ireland from 16 July 2021.
Article 4 of the EU Regulation on Market Surveillance and Compliance of Products requires that for certain products to be placed on the EU market, there must be an economic operator based in the EU responsible for compliance tasks. Otherwise these products cannot be placed on the EU market. For the duration of the Protocol, Article 4 applies to the NI market.
This guidance sets out how Article 4 applies to the NI market. There are various ways to meet the requirements of Article 4, and most UK businesses will likely have sufficient arrangements in place. If adjustments are needed, this guidance outlines what to do.
This guidance is particularly relevant to those who sell products online directly to consumers in NI (rather than via bricks and mortar shops).