Who signs the Declaration of Conformity when the manufacturer is outside the EEA?

The manufacturer may sign the Declaration of Conformity whether he is located inside or outside the EEA. A manufacturer outside the EEA may delegate his authorized representative within the EEA to issue the Declaration of Conformity and affix the CE Mark. Supply to an authorized representative does not come within the scope of the Regulations. The Declaration of Conformity must be held within the EEA, at the disposal of the Competent Authorities.