What are the responsibilities of importers and distributors?
The responsibilities of importers and distributors are defined in Articles 8 and 9 of Regulation (EU) 2019/945 (R945). Sections 3.3 and 3.4 of the Blue Guide provides additional information.
One of those responsibilities is to ensure that the drone placed on the market bears a class identification label when required, i.e. when intended for use in the open category or under declaration. Therefore, where it is clear that the targeted group of customers will use their drone in the open category or under declaration, importers and distributors should ensure that they only make available to such group of customers drones with a class identification label. Drones made available without a class identification label must clearly target customer intending to operate in the specific category.