Are you a product manufacturer and planning on selling your products in Great Britain? Read the latest information concerning certification changes caused by the Brexit. These new requirements and UKCA marking will take effect from January 1st, 2021 and you need to be aware of them.
After leaving the EU, Great Britain will be moving from the CE marking to the UKCA marking. The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking is a new UK product marking that will be used for manufactured products being placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Wales, and Scotland). It covers most products that previously required the CE marking, including radio equipment.
When to use the UKCA marking
From the 1 January 2021, UKCA marking can be used when placing manufactured products to UK markets but you will still be able to use the CE marking until 1 January 2022 in most cases. However, the government of the UK encourages companies to be ready to use the new marking as soon as possible before this date.
In some cases, it is mandatory to apply for the UKCA mark from 1 January 2021.
In the following exceptional cases, you will need UKCA marking as early as January 2021
You will need to use the new marking immediately after 1 January 2021 if all of the following apply. Your product:
- is for the market in Great Britain
- is covered by legislation which requires the UKCA marking
- requires a mandatory third-party conformity assessment
- conformity assessment has been carried out by a UK conformity assessment body and you haven’t transferred your conformity assessment files from your UK body to an EU recognized body before 1 January 2021.
Also, this new requirement does not apply to exist stock and for example, if your good was fully manufactured and ready to place on the market before 1 January 2021.
Selling product in the EU
The UKCA will not be recognized in the EU market. Products currently requiring a CE marking will still need a CE marking for sale in the EU from 1 January 2021.
Read more from the United Kingdom public sector information website.
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