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Regulations and compliance requirements can pose challenges to companies who are looking to export their new products in UK. Most products entering the UK markets must meet the requirements of the country. The local laws and product regulations are generally put in place to provide assurance that the products and services are safe, of good quality and fit for consumers’ needs.

Ensure that your products successfully meet UK standards by working with a market leader, TÜV SÜD. TÜV SÜD fully understands the local requirements and procedures applicable in UK. You can rely on our expertise and knowledge to help you access UK markets efficiently while at the same time, be assured of our objectivity, integrity and professionalism.

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  • Electrical safety and EMC

    REGULATORY AGENCY

    UK Conformity Assessed marking (UKCA)

    REGULATIONS

    • UKCA marking is the UK product marking requirement that will be needed for products being placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales), substituting the EU requirements for CE Marking. UKCA marking will indicate that a product placed on the United Kingdom market meets the UKCA Marking requirements.

    • UKCA marking was specified in the original ‘EU Exit” UK Statutory Instruments, and for most products this is defined in UK Statutory Insrument 2019. No. 696 and amendments (exeptions being Automotive, Marine and Medical devices for example)

    • The UKCA marking came into effect on 1 January 2021.*

     * Implementation period until 1st January 2023 where EU and UK requirements remain the same.

    GUIDELINES

    • UKCA Assessment required based on EU TEC. 
    • Complete Technical Assessment required through UK Accredited Body. 
    • No assessment required – Manufacturer prepares the UK DoC.

    APPLICABLE PRODUCT CATEGORIES

    UKCA Mark covers most products that previously required the CE marking.

    To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    OUR SERVICES AT A GLANCE

    BABT was formally appointed as UK approved body (Number 0168) and started certification work on the 1st Jan 2021 for the following types of products: 

    • Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 
    • Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations 2016 
    • Marine Equipment Regulations 2016

    TÜV SÜD America was appointed as UKCA body (Number 1929) under the UK/US Mutual Recognition Agreement for EMC and RED. Directives such as Low Voltage Directive (LVD) will remain self-declaration under UKCA. We are still able to offer voluntary Attestations of Conformity (AoC) to support the manufacturers self declaration in this area.

  • Energy Efficiency and Environmental

    REGULATORY AGENCY

    UK Conformity Assessed marking (UKCA)

    REGULATIONS

    Ecodesign:

    The Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products Regulations 2010 (as amended) are the underpinning legislation.

    Energy Information: 

    The Energy Information Regulations 2011 (as amended) are the underpinning legislation.

    RoHS:

    The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2012 (as amended) are the underpinning legislation. 

    Manufacturers placing EEE on the market in Great Britain and/or Northern Ireland must evaluate their production controls to ensure that their products do not exceed the maximum prescribed levels of the following hazardous substances: 

    • cadmium 
    • lead 
    • mercury 
    • hexavalent chromium 
    • polybrominated biphenyls 
    • polybrominated diphenyl ethers 
    • bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate 
    • benzyl butyl phthalate 
    • dibutyl phthalate 
    • diisobutyl phthalate 

    GUIDELINES

    Ecodesign:

    A Declaration of Conformity must be completed, supported by technical documentation to demonstrate compliance.

    RoHS: 

    A Declaration of Conformity must be completed, supported by technical documentation to demonstrate compliance, retained for 10 years after the last product is first placed on the market and be made available to OPSS on request

    APPLICABLE PRODUCT CATEGORIES

    The regulations cover the following energy related products for Ecodesign: 

    • Circulators
    • Computers 
    • Dishwashers 
    • Domestic ovens, hobs and range hoods 
    • Electric motors 
    • Fans
    • Heating and cooling appliances
    •  Lamps (directional and LED) 
    • Lamps (non-directional) 
    • Lamps (fluorescent and professional) 
    • Power supplies

    The regulations cover the following energy related products for Energy Information: 

    • Air conditioners 
    • Dishwashers 
    • Fridges and freezers 
    • Light sources 
    • Local space heaters 
    • Ovens
    • Range hoods 
    • Refrigerated storage cabinets for professional use 
    • Refrigeration with a direct sales function 
    • Solid fuel boilers 
    • Space heaters 
    • Etc

    RoHS:

    The regulations cover all EEE, cables and spare parts with some exemptions.

    To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    OUR SERVICES AT A GLANCE

    TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with the national requirements and obtaining the necessary approval.

  • Telecom and Wireless

    REGULATORY AGENCY

    UK Conformity Assessed marking (UKCA)

    REGULATIONS

    • The Radio Equipment Regulations 2017, are the UK’s equivalent of the European Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU. § Products and equipment that conform to the requirements of the Regulations should carry a UKCA Mark, supported by a valid UK Declaration of Conformity. § The UKCA marking came into effect on 1 January 2021.*

     * Implementation period until 1st January 2023 where EU and UK requirements remain the same.

     

    GUIDELINES

    • UKCA Assessment required based on EU TEC 
    • Complete Technical Assessment required through UK Accredited Body 
    • No assessment required – Manufacturer prepares the UK DoC.

    APPLICABLE PRODUCT CATEGORIES

    Radio equipment.

    To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    OUR SERVICES AT A GLANCE

    TÜV SÜD BABT was formally appointed as UK approved body (Number 0168) and started certification work on the 1st Jan 2021 for the Radio Equipment Regulations 2017. TÜV SÜD America was appointed as UKCA body (Number 1929) under the UK/US Mutual Recognition Agreement for EMC and RED.

 

WHY CHOOSE TÜV SÜD

TÜV SÜD has the expertise and laboratory infrastructure to support manufacturers in obtaining the necessary approvals and compliance in accordance to the UK's standards and requirements. TÜV SÜD test reports are widely accepted and recognised by authorities internationally. Our test reports are also accepted for safety and telecom approval.

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