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UKCA Product Marking

December 2020

What is the UKCA Mark?

The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessment) mark is the new UK product marking that will be required for certain products being placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland). It covers most products that previously required the CE mark.

It will not be recognized in the EU market. Products that require CE marking will still need a CE marking to be sold in the EU.

UK Government information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/using-the-ukca-mark-from-1-january-2021

When does the UKCA mark come into force?

The UK Government has confirmed that the UKCA mark will come into force on 1 Jan 2021, although CE marking will continue to be recognized in the UK until the end of 2021, as long as the UK and EU regulations remain aligned. However, from the beginning of 2022 only products with UKCA marking will be accepted in Great Britain.

CE marking will continue to be recognized for products placed on the market in EU27 countries. Learn more about CE marking.

How can organizations prepare for UKCA marking?

If your product requires the services of a notified body for third party assessment of conformity, you will need to check whether they are able to offer UKCA marking-related services. Only organizations who are approved bodies for UKCA marking will be able to offer this service.

What about CE marking?

If your product requires the services of a notified body for third party assessment of conformity, and if this service has been carried out by a UK notified body, in the event of a “no deal” your CE marking will no longer be valid.

In order to maintain your CE marking you will need to work with a notified body registered in an EU27 member.