UK Government Announces Extension of CE Mark Recognition for Businesses

Vol. 1364 | August 09, 2023

On the 1st of August the UK government announced plans to extend the acceptance of CE marking ‘indefinitely’ beyond the upcoming December 2024 legislative deadline for certain products placed on the Great Britain market (England, Wales and Scotland).

As part of the government’s drive for smarter regulation, the extension will cut business costs and time required to place products on the market and benefit consumers. This announcement means that the UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) mark will no longer be required on many products.

The extension will provide businesses with flexibility and choice to use either the UKCA or CE approach to sell products in Great Britain.

These updates apply to the 18 regulations that fall under the Department for Business and Trade (DBT). These are:

  • toys
  • pyrotechnics
  • recreational craft and personal watercraft
  • simple pressure vessels
  • electromagnetic compatibility
  • non-automatic weighing instruments
  • measuring instruments
  • measuring container bottles
  • lifts
  • equipment for potentially explosive atmospheres (ATEX)
  • radio equipment
  • pressure equipment
  • personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • gas appliances
  • machinery
  • equipment for use outdoors
  • aerosols
  • low voltage electrical equipment

There are different rules for products such as medical devices, construction products, cableways, transportable pressure equipment, unmanned aircraft systems, rail products, marine equipment and ecodesign.

For more information visit this link.

If you have any questions, please contact our technical expert Dave Smith (dave.smith@intertek.com).

 

 

Related topics: 2023 | Apparel and Accessories | Footwear | Toys and Childrens Products

 
 
 
 
 
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