European Accreditation Regulation amended
On 16 July 2021, Regulation (EC) No 765/2008 “setting out the requirements for accreditation and market surveillance relating to the marketing of products” will be amended.
The amendments to the Regulation, which came into force in 2008, have no impact on the work of Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS) or on the work of accredited bodies. The content concerning the “community market surveillance framework and controls of products entering the community market” is simply transferred by the European legislature into a separate regulation. Section 3 of the previous version of Regulation No 765/2008 is therefore no longer applicable.
In 2010, the EU established a uniform European accreditation system. Since then, the accreditation of conformity assessment bodies has always been a statutory activity in all areas. In each Member State, accreditation is the responsibility of a national accreditation body.
This European accreditation system is essentially based on Regulation No 765/2008. This Regulation is intended in particular to ensure that accreditation serves the public interest.