Revision to EA-2/17

In April 2020 the European Co-operation for Accreditation (EA) published an updated version of EA-2/17: EA Document on Accreditation for Notification Purposes.

EA-2/17 was written with the objective to harmonise implementation of the requirements across Europe. A revision was needed in order to make it clearer, more understandable, and easier to apply compared to the previous version, and in order to improve the usage of the so called “preferred standard”, thus leading to a more level playing field in the different Member States. More specifically, the special aspects of the construction products regulation (CPR) were to be reflected (e.g. CPR doesn’t determine the compliance of the performance, but its consistency, and it makes the usage of harmonized standards mandatory).

All Conformity Assessment Bodies working as Notified Bodies will have to comply with the requirements of the preferred standard as identified in Annex A by end April 2023 unless there are any written exemptions from the Notifying Authority i.e. the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority.

Document EA-2/17 M may be downloaded directly for the EA website by clicking here.

For information about accreditation please contact us.

For information about the notification process please contact the notifying authority i.e. the Malta Competition and Consumer AffairsAuthority​