UKCA marking transition made simpler

To alleviate the burden for businesses of making sure products sold in the UK carry the UKCA mark the UK government have introduced new guidelines on imported products that have already been tested to meet the standards that allow those products to carry the CE Mark.

Legislation will be brought forward before the end of 2022 and will be designed to reduce the cost of re-testing. These rules will state that any conformity assessment activities undertaken by EU bodies before the end of 2022 will be considered as the basis for UKCA marking next year.

The legislation will mean that products already carrying the CE mark can still be imported and sold in the UK without the need to re-test to ensure they meet the new UKCA requirements.

The legislation will be extended to spare parts as long as the they comply with the same requirements of the original products the parts are being used to replace or maintain.

Further to this to simplify the logistics for businesses continuing to supply goods to Great Britain, labelling requirements will be eased to allow important information and other UKCA markings to be added to goods and products by means of an accompanying document or sticky label.