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CE Marking after Brexit

A quick guide to CE and UKCA Marking

  • From 1 January 2021, the UKCA mark will start to replace the CE mark for goods sold within Great Britain and will be mandatory after the extended transition period of 1Jan 2023

  • · The CE mark will continue to be required for goods sold in Northern Ireland.

  • · Units already in the supply chain at the time the new rules come into effect can continue to be sold under the old rules.

  • · The UKCA mark can be used after the 1 January 2021 for goods sold in Great Britain, and will become mandatory at the end of 2022.

  • · Products will be able to display both the UKCA mark and the CE logo unless and until the rules for those products diverge between the UK and EU.

  • · It's not expected that any divergence will happen in the near future.

  • · Products which require third party (i.e Notified Body) involvement as part of their CE marking process will have to use a UK Approved Body instead of (or as well as) an EU Notified Body - see below for more details.

  • · Manufacturers based within Great Britain will need to identify an authorised representative based within the EU whose name and address can go on the product as a contact point for the Market Surveillance Authorities.

  • · Manufacturers based outside the UK and selling in the UK will need a UK based representative.

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