The deadline for use of the UKCA mark will again been extended. This means that businesses can continue to use the CE-marking for e.g. electrical/electronic products on the Great Britain market for another two years.
To provide businesses with flexibility, the UK government has decided to allow recognition of the CE-marking for most goods that are being placed on the GB market or put into service before the end of 2024.
Products that are compliant with the EU legislation for CE-marking at the time of placement on the market do not need to be remarked or recertified to UKCA requirements and can continue to circulate on the GB market until their end of use. This also includes where the CE-marked product was conformity assessed and certified under EU conformity assessment procedures before the end of 2024 to be used by manufacturers as the basis for UKCA marking until the expiry of the certificate or until 31 December 2027, whichever is sooner.
Also, the UK government intends to introduce legislation enabling the UKCA marking to be placed on a label affixed to the product or on a document accompanying the product until the end of December 2027. This measure will apply to most regulations.
There are different rules in place for medical devices, construction products, cableways, transportable pressure equipment, unmanned aircraft systems, rail products, and marine equipment.
The legislation shall also allow businesses to include UK importer information for products imported from EU/EEA countries (and in some cases, Switzerland) on an accompanying document or a label until the end of 2027.
Further information is available at this link.
(Article is based on text provided by Vina Kerai, edited by T.Sollie)