UKCA (Conformity Assessed) Marking

The new UK product mark for goods placed onto the market in Great Britain from 2021

UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking is a new United Kingdom (UK) product mark that is to be used for goods being placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland).

From 1 January 2023 the technical requirements (‘essential requirements’) must be met. The conformity assessment processes and standards that can be used to demonstrate conformity under UKCA marking are the same as for CE marking.

The UKCA Mark covers most goods which previously required the CE marking and is effective as of 1 January 2021 for all new products placed onto the market – and will be effective for all products placed on the GB market from 1 January 2023, replacing the CE mark. To allow businesses time to adjust to the new requirements, you will still be able to use the CE marking until 1 January 2023 in most cases.

The UKCA marking alone cannot be used for goods placed on the Northern Ireland market, which requires the CE mark or UKNI and CE mark together if using a UK based third – party Body. UKCA mark will not be accepted by authorities of the European Union – therefore new products that have the UKCA mark will also require CE mark if market access to Europe is also required.

Further details are available on the UK Government’s website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/using-the-ukca-marking

In certain circumstances the UKCA marking to goods being sold in GB will need to be applied immediately from 1 January 2021 for new products (new design) placed onto the GB market.

 Type of Good (see list of product areas below)Accepted Markings or Combination of Markings
Placing Goods on the Market in Great BritainManufactured goods being placed on the GB market until the end of 2022UKCA or CE
 Manufactured goods placed on the GB market from 01 Jan 2023UKCA
Placing qualified Northern Ireland Goods on the market in Great Britain (unfettered access)Qualifying Northern Ireland goods being placed on the GB market under unfettered accessCE or CE and UKCA

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How Intertek experts can help you today

Intertek has established Notified Bodies in both UK and mainland Europe and can support you to ensure market access.

Contact our experts today to find out about how Intertek can ensure access of your products or services to Great Britain through UKCA mark, Northern Ireland for UK(NI) marking and in addition if new products also require CE Mark issued by a Notified Body on Mainland Europe.

For UKCA and UK(NI) Marking guidance from the UK Government visit https://www.gov.uk/transition

CE Marking: https://www.intertek.com/marks/ce/

 

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