The UK Government on 1st August 2023 announced its intention continue to use the CE mark indefinitely. Based on the summary notice will effectively increase the acceptance of CE marking of products as a means of meeting UK market requirements.

The full details of the UK Government announcement can be found at:
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-government-announces-extension-of-ce-mark-recognition-for-businesses

In summary product conformity assessment will see the following changes:

  • Completed conformity assessment activities carried out on product under EU requirements (including existing testing, certification, and contractual arrangements relating to the quality control or auditing of existing certificates) undertaken by non-UK conformity assessment bodies (EU Notified Bodies accredited by their national accreditation body) for CE certification can continue to declare conformity to meet UK as well as EU market requirements.
  • Products can bear UKCA or CE marking to access the UK market

The Department for Business and Trade (DBT) announcement of using the CE mark indefinitely applies to 18 regulations under the remit of DBT:

  • Noise Emission in the Environment by Equipment for Outdoor Use Regulations 2001
  • Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008
  • Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products Regulations 2010
  • Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011
  • Explosives Regulations 2014
  • Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2015
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations 2016
  • Simple Pressure Vessels (Safety) Regulations 2016
  • Lifts Regulations 2016
  • Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016
  • Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2016
  • Non-automatic Weighing Instruments Regulations 2016
  • Measuring Instruments Regulations 2016
  • Recreational Craft Regulations 2017
  • Radio Equipment Regulations 2017
  • Regulation 2016/425 on personal protective equipment as it applies in GB
  • Regulation 2016/426 on gas appliances as it applies in GB