Mandatary use of new UKCA marking delayed to January 2023

Government has announced that businesses will have an additional year in which to transition from the EU’s CE product safety marking to the new UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking for products placed on the UK market – read more here.

All goods which previously required the CE marking will not need to use the UKCA marking until 1 January 2023. Businesses are encouraged to be ready for full implementation of the new UK regime as soon as possible.

What this means is that, in order to allow businesses time to adjust, CE marked goods in scope of this guidance which meet EU requirements (where these match UK requirements) can continue to be placed on the GB market until 1 January 2023 where EU and UK requirements remain the same. This includes goods which have been assessed by an EU recognised notified body.

The UKCA mark must be used for placing goods on the GB market from 1 January 2023.  Businesses will still need to take action to ensure compliance with new importer responsibilities if they are placing a product on the GB market from the EU market.

BEIS is running a free webinar for businesses about placing goods on the market on Thursday 2 September – to find out more and book tickets click here.