UKCA marking (UK Conformity Assessed 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 (CE marking will continue to be accepted in Northern Ireland). UKCA marking will indicate that a product placed on the Great Britain 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 Instrument 2019 No. 696 and amendments.
‘EU exit’ UK Statutory Instruments and amendments require UKCA marking for products that can be self-declared or currently need a approval body assessment. Initially the UKCA marking requirements will be align with CE marking requirements that they replace, but overtime divergence is possible. Note – Additional requirements may need to be considered for products being placed on the UK Northern Ireland market due to separate Northern Ireland Protocol requirements.
WHEN IS UKCA MARKING REQUIRED?
For most products there is a transitional arrangement for acceptance of CE marking until 1st January 2023 following the announcement of an extension
WHAT ARE UK STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS (UK SI'S)?
Today, the vast majority of law in the UK is made through Statutory Instruments. Now that the United Kingdom has left the European Union, the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 and the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 allow Statutory Instruments to be made which rescind and amend legislation which originally emanated from Europe.
How can ‘The CE Marking Authority’ support you in meeting the UKCA marking requirements?
The CE Marking Authority are experts in European and UK market access requirements. And with one of the widest ranges of market access solutions, years of industry experience and expertise, we can work with you to ensure your products are compliant to the UKCA Marking requirements and produce the evidence you will need to satisfy the legislative requirements.
We can also offer you specialist training courses developed by utilising our consultants who will develop blended learning packages which go beyond theory, giving you valuable real-world insights into regulatory compliance. As a result, you can trust us to provide a higher quality, consistent training and development at every level of your organisation.