Northern Ireland Protocol
Prestige Diagnostics are based in Northern Ireland, which gives us a unique ability to supply both UK & EU markets, with In-Vitro Diagnostic equipment.
The UK and EU wanted to avoid a hard border between the two parts of Ireland following Brexit. Therefore it was decided that Northern Ireland would remain part of the European single market. The terms of this agreement are set out in the Northern Ireland Protocol.
UK IVD Manufacturer with Access to the EU Market
What that means for Prestige Diagnostics is that we can distribute products to both Great Britain and the EU with equal ease. There are no customs checks, tariffs or additional paperwork involved. Northern Ireland is now the only location in Europe from which this is possible.
Manufacturers in England, North America and the Republic of Ireland are moving to Northern Ireland, or considering it, in order to benefit from this situation. IVD manufacturers and distributors that make use of our manufacturing, warehousing or distribution services benefit from it, too.
In-Vitro Diagnostic EU & UK Supply
Although some suppliers in the rest of the UK are bound to red tape introduced since Brexit, manufacturers in Northern Ireland are in a strong position. We can export to countries in the European single market and benefit from frictionless trade without customs checks, tariffs or tiresome paperwork. In addition, we can distribute our products to the rest of the UK with equal ease.
This is a big USP for Prestige Diagnostics. With frictionless access to the European single market that other companies simply don’t have; we can offer our IVD contract manufacturing and distribution services to companies around the world. We are both UK and EU representatives, and also have certified global distribution ability too. This makes Prestige Diagnostic perfectly placed to deliver IVD products and services to customers all over the world.