Start of the Brexit changes
On March 29, 2017, the UK officially submitted the notification pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, which will lead to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) leaving the EU. This process is commonly being referred to as ‘Brexit’. Brexit will definitely affect all parties involved, but nothing can be said yet about the extent of the impact.
As of January 31, 2020, the UK is no longer member of the European Union. The UK has entered a transition period, that will last until at least 31 December 2020, that keeps the UK bound to the EU's rules.
If no agreement will be reached (and a “hard Brexit” occurs), the trading rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO) will apply from that moment on. It is possible that UK and EU Notified Bodies' certificates may then not be mutually recognized or deemed valid.
Regardless of the outcome, Kiwa will support its clients throughout the process – it’s Business as Usual for Kiwa.