German DIBt agency told us that they will no longer accept any applications for new abZ approvals, or for a change of an existing approval, for products that can be CE marked. This holds true since 31 January. You can try to send an application a little bit later, but there is no guarantee that it will be registered. Any applications having reached DIBt before that deadline will need to be decided until 15 October 2016.
As to handle the new situation on the German market, Eurofins supplied you with three explanatory webpages.
- The new and the old German regulation: www.eurofins.com/voc-germany.
- Details of the new and the old German regulation: www.eurofins.com/voc-abg.
- The transition period between old and new German regulation: www.eurofins.com/abg-transition.
As an example, the Ü mark must not be affixed to products and to packaging after 15 October 2016 any longer.
This page also contains some recommendations.
Please do not hesitate to contact the staff of our certification body by email to firstname.lastname@example.org for any support or requests.
For further information, please see our homepage, e.g. www.eurofins.com/voc-germany, and follow this VOC Blog for any updates.