Posted by: Carl Hunt Date: 01 Sep 2020

This latest guidance explains how to use the UKCA marking. The new UKCA mark can be used on all new products from the 1st January 2021, however this update from the government states that to make sure businesses have time to adjust to these new requirements, you will still be allowed to use CE marking until 1st January 2022 in most cases. This transitional arrangement will require additional legislation via a new UK Statutory Instrument. The guidance is clear that this is strictly a temporary arrangement and businesses will be actively encouraged to be ready for full implementation of the new UK regime as soon as possible after 1st January 2021, including (where applicable) engaging the services of a UK-recognised approved body.

The CE marking will only be valid in Great Britain where the rules in the EU are the same as the UK. The UKCA marking will not be recognised in the EU market.
If all these apply to you then you must be using the UKCA marking by the 1st January 2021. If your product:

  • Is for the market in GB
  • Is covered by legislation which requires the UKCA marking
  • Requires mandatory third-party conformity assessment
  • Conformity assessment has been carried out a UK Conformity Assessment Body and you haven’t transferred your conformity assessment files from you UK body to an EU recognised body before the 1st January 2021

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