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Article 52ca


Removed on May 8th 2024 based on the version and article numbering in the EU Parliament's 'Corrigendum' version dated April 19th 2024.

[Previous version]

Removed on April 10th 2024 based on the version and article numbering approved by the EU Parliament on March 13th 2024.

Updated on Feb 6th 2024 based on the version endorsed by the Coreper I on Feb 2nd

Authorised Representative

1. Prior to placing a general purpose AI model on the Union market providers established outside the Union shall, by written mandate, appoint an authorised representative which is established in the Union and shall enable it to perform its tasks under this Regulation.

2. The authorised representative shall perform the tasks specified in the mandate received from the provider. It shall provide a copy of the mandate to the AI Office upon request, in one of the official languages of the institutions of the Union. For the purpose of this Regulation, the mandate shall empower the authorised representative to carry out the following tasks:

  1. verify that the technical documentation specified in Annex IXa has been drawn up and all obligations referred to in Articles 52c and, where applicable, Article 52d have been fulfilled by the provider;
  2. keep a copy of the technical documentation at the disposal of the AI Office and national competent authorities, for a period ending 10 years after the model has been placed on the market and the contact details of the provider by which the authorised representative has been appointed;
  3. provide the AI Office, upon a reasoned request, with all the information and documentation, including that kept according to point (a), necessary to demonstrate the compliance with the obligations in this Title;
  4. cooperate with the AI Office and national competent authorities, upon a reasoned request, on any action the latter takes in relation to the general purpose AI model with systemic risks, including when the model is integrated into AI systems placed on the market or put into service in the Union.

3. The mandate shall empower the authorised representative to be addressed, in addition to or instead of the provider, by the AI Office or the national competent authorities, on all issues related to ensuring compliance with this Regulation.

4. The authorised representative shall terminate the mandate if it considers or has reason to consider that the provider acts contrary to its obligations under this Regulation. In such a case, it shall also immediately inform the AI Office about the termination of the mandate and the reasons thereof.

5. The obligation set out in this article shall not apply to providers of general purpose AI models that are made accessible to the public under a free and open source licence that allows for the access, usage, modification, and distribution of the model, and whose parameters, including the weights, the information on the model architecture, and the information on model usage, are made publicly available, unless the general purpose AI models present systemic risks.

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