Impact of Brexit on PPE
Brexit will have an impact on trade in personal protective equipment. Here we summarize the information we have collected so far.
[SINOPPE Certification] CTC becomes authorized lab for SINOPPE certification
The global launch ceremony of SINOPPE certification for China's personal protective equipment was held on September 10, 2020 at Hangzhou International Expo Center. SINOPPE certification is China's voluntary certification for personal protective equipment, and it is a certification that the quality of protective equipment products meets relevant standards and regulations.
Impact of the publication of EN ISO 21420:2020 (the new EN 420)
EN ISO 21420 :2020 is a revision of the EN 420 :2003+A1 :2009.
Note: the new number 21 is due to the integration of the standard in the ISO system.
PPE gloves standard : The new EN407:2020
PPE gloves standard : The new EN407:2020 has been published by CEN and became a applicable in all European Union in April 2020 and supersedes EN407:2004.
However, a transition period of 12 months has been agreed where the 2 standards can be used.
At the present time, from a legal point of view, only EN407:2004 is giving presumption of conformity to the regulation 2016/425.