The obligations of economic operators as a table

Economic operators’ obligations

Manufacturer Authorised resentative Importer Distributor
Makes only compliant equipment available on the market

X

X X X

CE marking, affixes

X

(X)

 

 

CE marking, verifies   X X X

EU Declaration of Conformity, draws up and keeps for 10 years

X

(X)

 

 

EU Declaration of Conformity, keeps available for 10 years   X    
EU Declaration of Conformity, keep a copy for 10 years     X  
EU Declaration of Conformity, provides to the authorities upon request X X X X
Technical documentation, draws up and keeps for 10 years X      
Technical documentation, ensures availability for 10 years   X X  

Technical documentation, provides to the authorities upon request

X

X

X

X

Carries out the conformity assessment procedures X      
Ensures that the storage or transport conditions do not jeopardise the product's compliance with the requirements X (X) X X

Keeps records of non-compliant equipment and informs distributors, if necessary

X (X) X  

Ensures that the product bears a type, batch, or serial number, or some other marking that allows it to be identified

X (X) X X

States its name, registered trade name or registered trademark, and the address at which the economic operator can be contacted

X   X  

Ensures that the product bears the manufacturer's and/or importer's name, the registered trade name or registered trademark, along with the address at which the manufacturer

and/or importer can be contacted
  (X) X X

In case of potential non-compliance, takes action

X (X) X X
Co-operates with the authorities X X X X
Keeps identifying information on the economic operators to whom it has delivered products for 10 years from bringing the last product to the market. X X X X
Keeps identifying information on the companies that have supplied it with products for 10 years from bringing the last product to the market.     X X