Importer Needed?

Philip B

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We are a UK based medical device manufacturer exporting a small amount of product to EU countries. Post-Brexit I know that we will need an Authorised Representative but does anyone know if we also need an importer? Can a distributor also be an importer? Can the AR be an importer? Thanks
 
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chris1price

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Yes, post-Brexit you will need an AR, and as you say, you will also need an Importer. I cant see any reason why the importer shouldn't be the distributer (note, you could have many distributors in Europe), or why the AR could not be the importer. Just make sure they are aware of the requirements of being an importer.
 

shimonv

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The distributor can also be the importer.
Up until now I have not heard of an AR that includes "Importer" in its services. It's a different business altogether.
 
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