Extension of CE Mark Recognition

August 25, 2023
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Following the UK’s departure from the EU, the Government developed the UKCA (UK Conformity Assessment) as a replacement for the CE marking system to show that a product complies with basic safety requirements. Voluntary use of the new standard started in January 2021.

The original date for a full transfer to UKCA had been set for 1st January 2022 for all goods placed on the GB market; however, for various reasons, including the Covid pandemic, this has been delayed and the use of CE marking extended. The Government has now announced that there has been an indefinite extension to the use of CE marking for businesses. UKCA will continue to be used alongside CE marking.

It is important to note that the extension of the use of CE marking only applies to certain products that fall under the 18 regulations under the Department for Business and Trade. These being:

  • Toys
  • Pyrotechnics
  • Recreational craft and personal watercraft
  • Simple pressure vessels
  • Electromagnetic compatibility
  • Non-automatic weighing instruments
  • Measuring instruments
  • Measuring container bottles
  • Lifts
  • Equipment and potentially explosive atmospheres (ATEX)
  • Radio equipment
  • Pressure equipment
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Gas appliances
  • Machinery
  • Equipment for use outdoors
  • Aerosols
  • Low-voltage electrical equipment

Different rules apply to products in other categories. You can find full details on the Gov.UK website.

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