British Government extends sticky label rules for CE and UKCA marking

The British government has indefinitely extended the existing rules that allow the application of the CE and UKCA marks using adhesive labels on products. Originally set to expire in the near future, this provision will now remain in effect until at least December 31, 2027.

Additionally, the government has decreed that product conformity assessments completed before December 31, 2024, will be recognized as valid for the purposes of CE and UKCA certification. Assessments conducted up to this date will be accepted as proof of compliance with regulatory standards, thereby facilitating the use of these evaluations for both CE and UKCA markings. This measure aims to eliminate the necessity for repeated assessments and reduce redundancy in compliance processes, significantly cutting costs and simplifying the transition to the UK’s new product certification protocols following Brexit.