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Is your business ready to use the UKCA marking?

05 July 2021

The following has been circulated by BEIS:

The UK has left the EU and new rules are now in place. If you previously used the CE marking to sell certain products in Great Britain, you need to take action before 1 January 2022. The new rules include important changes to the way these products need to be labelled.

You should check what you need to do on the Using the UKCA marking guidance page at the earliest opportunity.

At the beginning of this year, we introduced the UKCA marking for selling goods in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales). There are now only six months to go until you must use the UKCA marking for most goods being sold in Great Britain that currently use the CE marking. For your products to continue being sold in Great Britain from 1 January 2022, it is essential you make sure your products comply with the UKCA marking as soon as possible.

If your business manufactures, imports or distributes goods which require testing by a conformity assessment body, start the testing process early to ensure you will be ready on time.

Special rules apply for medical devices, rail interoperability constituents, marine equipment and other goods. These are set out on the Placing manufactured goods on the market guidance page.

The CE marking continues to apply to goods sold in Northern Ireland. These may need to be accompanied by the new UKNI marking in certain circumstances.

BEIS are running a webinar on 20 July to help you understand how to comply with our new goods regime. Sign up here.