Wednesday, 30 June 2021

UKCA marking – Find out if you need to use the UKCA marking and how to use it

The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking is a new UK product marking that is used for goods being placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland). It covers most goods which previously required the CE marking, known as ‘new approach’ goods.

The UKCA marking came into effect on 1 January 2021. However, to allow businesses time to adjust to the new requirements, you will still be able to use the CE marking until 1 January 2022 in most cases.

The UK Government has produced guidance which explains how to use the UKCA marking. For further information on placing these goods on the market, see the guidance on placing manufactured goods on the market in Great Britain: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/placing-manufactured-goods-on-the-market-in-great-britain

The UKCA marking alone cannot be used for goods placed on the Northern Ireland market. See the guidance on placing goods on the Northern Ireland market: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/placing-manufactured-goods-on-the-market-in-northern-ireland

The UKCA marking is not recognised on the EU market. Products need a CE marking for sale in the EU. Find out how to use the CE marking: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/placing-manufactured-goods-on-the-market-in-northern-ireland

For further information see: Using the UKCA marking - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/using-the-ukca-marking


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