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UNITED KINGDOM: Government Postpones Obligation of The UKCA Marking to January 2023
August 25, 2021

The UK government has deferred permission to use the CE marking instead of the UKCA until 1 January 2023 if any of the following applies: Currently CE-marked merchandise obtained through any self-declaration and/or mandatory third-party conformity assessment has been carried out by an EU- recognized notified body (including a body in a country with which the EU has a relevant mutual recognition agreement ) The certificate of conformity previously held by an approved UK body has been transferred to an EU recognized notified body before 1 January 2021 It will only be allowed to place CE marked products that meet EU requirements on the market in Great Britain, while UK and EU requirements are the same. This is currently the case and there are no UK plans to depart at this time. However, it is recommended that manufacturers and importers adapt to the new model as soon as possible, and by January 1, 2023, at the latest.

If for example, the EU changes its rules and the product in question is marked based on the new EU rules, which are different from the UK requirements, then the use of the CE mark in the UK will not be allowed. This will be the case even if the change takes place before January 1, 2023.

Type approval affected? Yes
Spectrum: No
Allocation: No
Imports: Yes
Standards: Yes
Does it affect label requirements? Yes
What are the bands affected/impacted by this new regulatory update? ALL