The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency has just released Marine Information Note document MIN 590 Issue 3 for UK conformity assessment procedures for marine equipment following the transition period.
This updated guidance allows EU Marine Equipment Directive approved equipment to continue to be placed on UK ships until 1 January 2023. However, as with the CE marking guidance, this extension is subject to continued alignment of the EU and UK standards requirements.
From the 1st Jan 2021 Marine Equipment holding UK Conformity approval granted by a UK Approved Body with a UK Conformity mark can be placed on board UK ships. As highlighted in MIN 590 Issue 3, “Businesses are encouraged to be ready for full implementation of the new UK regime as soon as possible after the transition period ends.”