EC Certificates' Status During Transition Period for Brexit

Dicle Doğan and Fatma Sevde Tan, Gun + Partners

On 1 February 2020, the Presidential Circular No 2020/1 was published on the Official Gazette No 31026 on the transition period for the UK's exit from the EU. The circular indicated that the UK will continue to be subject to EU law until 31 December 2020.

Upon the publication of the Circular, the Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency published an announcement (Turkish language) about the effects of this transition period on the medical devices whose EC certificates were issued by the following UK notified bodies: British Standard Institute (BSI) Assurance UK Ltd, Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Ltd and SGS United Kingdom Ltd located in the UK.

According to the announcement, the expiry dates of EC certificates that expire after 31 December 2020, will be automatically shortened to expire on 31 December 2020.

The announcement also gives detailed information on EC certificates that have expiry dates that were extended or shortened before the publication of the announcement.


First published by Practical Law, in 29.02.2020

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