Article 12 & 13: Conformity assessment of drones
Regulation (EU) 2019/945: Conformity assessment procedures
Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/945 of 12 March 2019 on unmanned aircraft systems and third-country operators of unmanned aircraft systems.
Conformity of the product
Presumption of conformity
A product that is in conformity with harmonized standards or parts thereof, the references of which have been published in the Official Journal of the European Union, shall be presumed to be in conformity with the requirements covered by those standards or parts thereof set out in Parts 1 to 6 of the Annex.
Conformity assessment procedures
- The manufacturer shall perform a conformity assessment of the product using one of the following procedures with a view to establishing its compliance with the requirements set out in Parts 1 to 6 of the Annex. The conformity assessment shall take into account all intended and foreseeable operating conditions.
- The procedures available to conduct the conformity assessment shall be the following:
internal production control as set out in Part 7 of the Annex, when assessing the compliance of a product with the requirements set out in Parts 1, 5 or 6 of the Annex, subject to the condition that the manufacturer has applied harmonised standards, the references of which have been published in the Official Journal of the European Union, for all the requirements for which such standards exist;
EU-type examination followed by conformity to type based on internal production control as set out in Part 8 of the Annex;
conformity based on full quality assurance as set out in Part 9 of the Annex, excepted when assessing the compliance of a product which is a toy within the meaning of Directive 2009/48/EC.
Cases in which obligations of manufacturers apply to importers and distributors
An importer or distributor shall be considered a manufacturer for the purposes of this Chapter and shall be subject to the obligations of manufacturers pursuant to Article 6, where they place a product on the market under their name or trademark or modify the product already placed on the market in such a way that compliance with this Chapter may be affected.
Identification of economic operators
- Economic operators shall, on request, identify the following to the market surveillance authorities:
any economic operator who has supplied them with a product;
any economic operator to whom they have supplied a product.
- Economic operators shall be able to present the information referred to in paragraph 1:
for 10 years after they have been supplied with the product;
for 10 years after they have supplied the product.
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