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UKCA Compliance Alert: 2025 Urgent Requirements for Construction Products

With the deadline of July 1st, 2025 looming, manufacturers and distributors of Construction Products Regulation (CPR) items in the UK are facing the urgent need to have their products tested and aligned with the UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) standards. This requirement is a cornerstone of the UK’s regulatory environment post-Brexit, demanding that all pertinent products […]

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EU changes General Product Safety Regulations (GPSR)

In May 2023 the European Union published the new General Product Safety Regulation (GPSR). It’s objective is to supersede the General Product Safety Directive (GPSD) by updating and modernising the safety guidelines for non-food consumer products. The new regulation sought to address challenges such as new technology, the growth in online sale, the complexity of […]

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3 year extension to Rules of Origin

On the 15th December 2023 there was welcome news for manufacturers of electric vehicles in UK when the EU announced an extension to the rule of origin deadline. The deadline, 31st December 2023, would have required 45% of components used in electric vehicles be manufactured in the country of origin to avoid electric vehicles being […]

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Amazon due to end Responsible Person Service

Since 2021 Amazon has required sellers selling into Europe from outside the EU to appoint an EU Responsible Person or Responsible Person for CE-marked products. Sellers inside the EU have been able to use Amazon’s Responsible Person Service, which was provided via the Responsible Person dashboard (now the “Manage Your Compliance” dashboard. In a further […]

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Acceptance of CE marking extended indefinitely

STOP PRESS: On 1 August the UK government announced that recognition of the CE marking for placing most goods on the market in Great Britain, will be extended indefinitely. This applies to the 18 regulations that fall under the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) such as electrical apparatus, machinery, gas appliances, PPE, pressure equipment […]

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Rules of Origin Trade Agreement could kill UK car manufacturing

Three major car manufacturers building cars in the UK, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover and Stellantis (Vauxhall), are urging the UK and EU to return to the negotiating table to reconsider a part of the Brexit deal which currently requires 40% of electric vehicle parts to be sourced in the UK or the EU in order […]

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EU Laws Bonfire to be Watered Down

Following Brexit on the 31st January 2021, the UK became free to set it’s own laws and remove EU related legislation from the UK statutes books. This is estimated to be over 3700 pieces of legislation and affects 300 policy areas. As a result, during the 2022-23 session of the UK parliament Jacob Rees-Mogg introduced […]

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Windsor Framework to replace the NI Protocol

A new agreement has been approved between the UK and the EU over the future of customs checks for goods travelling between the UK and the Ireland of Ireland. The agreement, known as the Windsor Framework, was announced by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Rishi Sunak, and the President of the European Union, […]

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EU access to UK database approved

UK Foreign Secretary, James Cleverly and European Commission Vice President, Maroš Šefčovič met in London on January 9th 2023 to formally allow EU access to a British database. Access to the database has proved to be a stumbling block for paving a way to resolve the Northern Ireland Protocol impasse. A joint statement also stated […]

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UKCA change for Construction Products

In December 2022 the UK government announced a change in the advice for manufacturers producing products and goods for the Construction Industry. Legislation is still waiting to be re-issued, but based on the current advice, companies can no longer apply the UKCA Mark to a product where and EU Notified Body has been involved in […]

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