EAAR was established in 2002 in order to accurately represent organizations that provide European Authorised Representative services to non-European manufacturers of medical devices and in-vitro diagnostic medical devices. It has been officially recognized by the European Commission and as such is actively involved in the political process surrounding medical device industry in Europe.
The aim of the association is to represent the interests of European Authorised Representatives and of their clients, promote a high level of regulatory compliance, a high standard of professional conduct, competence among authorised representatives and  made industry and third parties aware of issues important to authorised representatives.
Its purpose is also to maintain a dialogue with the European Commission, Competent Authorities, Notified Bodies and other European industry associations about the role of Authorised Representatives in the context of compliance with European medical device regulatory requirements