Conformity assessment of certain industrial products

Compliance with the requirements for the placing on the market of certain industrial products may be inspected, tested and certified by a conformity assessment body designated for that purpose.

Kulcsszavak: conformity assessment, certification, testing, designation

Legal persons making conformity assessments of products

Conformity assessment activities may only be performed by a sole proprietor or company that has received a permit from the Government Office of the Capital City of Budapest (designating authority). The conditions to be met for official approval:

a) being a legal person,

b) independency from the economic operator and product being subject to the conformity assessment activity;

c) has a liability insurance contract for the course of its activities [5/2010. (I. 14.) NFGM Decree Annex 2] and

d) its professional suitability to perform the conformity assessment activity has been established by the Government Office of the Capital City of Budapest.

The application can be submitted via an electronic form (see menu item Documents to be submitted).

If the notified body does not meet the requirements for professional competence or violates the provisions concerning its conformity assessment activities or fails to fulfill its obligations, the Government Office of the Capital City of Budapest shall suspend or revoke the license to carry out the activity, depending on the seriousness of the infringement.

If the Government Office of the Capital City of Budapest finds that the organization is carrying out its conformity assessment activities without authorization, it shall prohibit the performance of the activity.

The administrative time limit is 60 days.

The application can be submitted electronically on an electronic form that can be filled in using the ÁNYK program. The electronic form (BFKH - MMFF - MFO - 018) can be downloaded from the website of the authority (https://mkeh.gov.hu/E-ugyintezes/eNyomtatvanyok).

Attachments to be attached to the completed data sheet in case of accredited activity:

a) the decision to grant accredited status (in copy).

Attachments to be attached to the completed form in case of non-accredited activity:

a) the quality management manual and the operating and procedural rules relating to the conformity assessment area requested,

b) where the applicant organization is entitled to transfer the right to use a trade mark, the documents certifying that right,

c) a copy of the liability insurance contract and a statement from the insurer that the liability insurance contract is valid and effective.

The amount of the administrative service fee if the requested conformity assessment area is not covered by a Union harmonization act

a) HUF 68,000 and HUF 7,500 as many times as there are conformity assessment procedures or conformity assessment activities and HUF 5,000 as many times as the number of products covered by the requested conformity assessment area,

b) in the case of an organization already designated for a given legal act, HUF 27,000, and as many as HUF 7,500 as many additional conformity assessment procedures or conformity assessment activities, and as many as HUF 5,000 as many additional products as the requested conformity assessment area.

The level of the administrative service fee if the requested conformity assessment area is covered by a Union harmonization act

a) HUF 75,000 and HUF 7,500 as many times as there are conformity assessment procedures or conformity assessment activities and HUF 5,000 as many times as the number of products covered by the requested conformity assessment area,

b) in the case of an organization already designated for a given legal act, HUF 32,000, and as many as HUF 7,500 as many additional conformity assessment procedures or conformity assessment activities, and as many as HUF 5,000 as many additional products as the requested conformity assessment area.

In case of any request to change the registered and published data, the amount of the administrative service fee is HUF 10,000.

The administrative service fee shall be paid prior to the commencement of the procedure.

The administrative service fee must be paid before the commencement of the procedure to the account number 10023002-00309653-00000000 of the Government Office of the Budapest City at the Hungarian State Treasury in the case of designation authority proceedings falling within the remit of the Government Office of the Budapest Capital. The term “designation of conformity assessment bodies” shall appear in the notice section of the proof of payment.

Contact details of the office designated for registration: Government Office of the Capital City Budapest, Department for Metrology and Technical Supervision, Technical Supervision Division

1124 Budapest, Németvölgyi út 37-39; tel: 1/4585-862; postal address: 1535 Budapest Pf. 919; email: mfo@bfkh.gov.hu.

KRID ID for electronic communication with the Government Office of the Capital City Budapest: 146320182. You will need this ID when using the official gateway.

No appeal may be made against the merits of the authority’s decision. If you do not agree with the authority’s decision, you may submit an application to bring an administrative lawsuit based on an infringement of the law within 30 days of receipt of the decision. The application must be addressed to the competent court with territorial jurisdiction, and submitted electronically to the competent Budapest or county government office acting as the technical safety authority.

Detailed information is available on the Government Office of the Capital City Budapest website, and information on administrative court procedures is available on the Capital City Court website.

Date of the case description: 12 December 2020

More information regarding the procedure is available on the Government Office of the Capital City Budapest website.

The official list of conformity assessment bodies with a valid designation is available on the website of the BFKH.

The language of the procedure is Hungarian.

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REGULATION (EC) No 765/2008 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 9 July 2008 setting out the requirements for accreditation and market surveillance relating to the marketing of products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 339/93

REGULATION (EU) No 305/2011 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 9 March 2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing Council Directive 89/106/EEC

REGULATION (EU) 2016/426 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 9 March 2016 on appliances burning gaseous fuels and repealing Directive 2009/142/EC

Act CXXXIII of 2009 on the activities of conformity assessment bodies

Act CL of 2016 on the Code of General Administrative Procedure

Government decree 179/2017. (VII. 5.) Korm. on the publication of Annex C to the Protocol amending the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF), done at Vilnius on 3 June 1999, and on certain aspects of its domestic application

Government decree 178/2017. (VII. 5.) Korm. on the publication of Annexes “A” and “B” to the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road and on certain aspects of its domestic application

Government Decree No 365/2016 of 29 November 2016 on the designation of the Government Office of the Capital City Budapest as the acting authority in certain industrial and commercial issues, and on regional legal metrology and technical safety authorities

Government decree 121/2016. (VI. 7.) Korm. on the distribution and control of explosives for civil uses

Government decree 275/2013. (VII. 16.) Korm. on the detailed rules for the design and installation of the construction products, including the verification of performance

Government decree 315/2009. (XII. 28.) Korm. on the designation of conformity assessment bodies and the detailed rules for their activities

Governmental decree 140/2001. (VIII. 8.) Korm. on noise emission requirements and certification of conformity of certain outdoor equipments

Ministerial decree 5/2010. (I. 14.) NFGM on specific rules for the designation of conformity assessment bodies and the activities of designated bodies in relation to marketing requirements within the regulatory remit of the Minister for Industry

Ministerial decree 24/2020. (VII. 3.) ITM on the safety of certain recreational facilities, installations and temporary structures and sports equipment for recreational purposes

Ministerial decree 35/2016. (IX. 27.) NGM on testing and certification of equipments, protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres (Directive 2014/34/EU)

Ministerial decree 8/2016. (XII. 6.) NMHH on electromagnetic compatibility (Directive 2014/30/EU)

Ministerial decree 28/2016. (VIII. 23.) NGM on safety requirements and certification of conformity for lifts and safety components for lifts (Directive 2014/33/EU)

Ministerial decree 44/2016. (XI. 28.) NGM on safety requirements and certification of conformity of pressure equipment and systems (Directives 2014/68/EU, 2014/29/EU)

Ministerial decree 35/2014. (XI. 19.) NGM on the technical safety requirements for the operation of certain transportable pressure equipment and the Gas Cylinder Safety Regulations

Ministerial decree 29/2011. (VIII. 3.) NGM on safety requirements and certification of conformity of the transportable pressure equipments (Directive 2010/35/EU)

Ministerial decree 38/2011. (X. 5.) NGM on the safety of toys (Directive 2009/48/EC)

Ministerial decree 16/2008. (VIII. 30) NFGM on safety requirements and certification of conformity of machines (Directive 2006/42/EC)

Ministerial decree 91/2006. (XII. 26.) GKM on laying down detailed rules for attesting the conformity of packaging with environmental requirements

Ministerial decree 78/2003. (XI. 27.) GKM on the safety of playground equipment

Ministerial decree 20/1998. (IV. 17) IKIM on efficiency requirements and certification of conformity of hot-water boilers fired with gaseous or liquid-fuel (Directive 92/42/EEC)

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