UKCA (Conformity Assessed) Marking

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

The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking is a new United Kingdom (UK) product mark that will be used for goods being placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) following the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU). It covers most goods which previously required the CE marking. The UKCA marking alone cannot be used for goods placed on the Northern Ireland market, which requires the CE mark or UK(NI) mark.

Further details are available on the UK Government’s website:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/using-the-ukca-mark-from-1-january-2021

From 1 January 2021 the technical requirements (‘essential requirements’) must be met, the conformity assessment processes and standards that can be used to demonstrate conformity under UKCA marking will be the same as for CE marking.

The UKCA marking can only be used from 1 January 2021. However, to allow businesses time to adjust to the new requirements, CE marking of product until 1 January 2022 will be accepted.

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

The CE marking will only be valid in GB where GB and EU rules remain the same. If the EU changes its rules and the product is CE marked, the CE marked product cannot be placed onto the GB market even before 31 December 2021.

On the introduction of UKCA marking for the GB market from 01 Jan 2021, the UKCA mark will not be accepted by authorities of the European Union.

Market AccessUK Manufacturer
Product Marking
EU Manufacturer
Product Marking
ROW Manufacturer
Product Marking
Great BritainUKCAUKCAUKCA
Northern IrelandCE or UK(NI)CE or UK(NI)CE or UK(NI)
European UnionCECECE

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How Intertek experts can help you today

Contact our experts today to find out about how Intertek can ensure access of your products or services to Great Britain.

For Marking guidance from the UK Government visit https://www.gov.uk/transition

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

 

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