Until recently, products sold in Great Britain used the European Union’s CE marking to signify that the product meets all the legal health, safety, and environmental protection requirements as defined by the EU’s harmonization legislation. However, due to Brexit, the UK government is now requiring that certain products sold in Great Britain (England, Scotland, and Wales) replace the CE marking with a new UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking. Products sold in Northern Ireland will continue to use the CE marking.
The UKCA marking came into effect January 1, 2021 and originally allowed for businesses to update to the new marking by January 1, 2022, but the UK Government announced on August 24th that the compliance deadline has been extended to January 1, 2023 to help businesses that may have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Existing stock that was fully manufactured and CE marked before January 1, 2021 need not be updated with the new marking.
If you are unsure if your products might be affected by the new UKCA marking requirement, you can read more about how and when to use the marking here or ask our team at Nexreg for assistance!