We are often asked to issue the COC in a language other than German. Many of our customers from Italy, France or England are unsure whether the document we provide in German will be accepted by the local authorities. But no worries:
The EU Regulation 2018/858 Chapter IV Article 36 Paragraph 5 regulates: "The certificate of conformity in paper form must be written in at least one of the official languages of the Union."
As long as the COC is in one of the 24 official languages (Bulgarian, Danish, German, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Greek, Irish, Italian, Croatian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Swedish, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Czech and Hungarian), local authorities are obliged to recognize it.
In the UK, too, the COC is currently still accepted in the official EU languages.