Head of UKCA International Engagement, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
From 01 January 2023, businesses will need to use the new UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) product marking for many goods placed on the Great Britain (GB) market (England, Scotland and Wales). The rules are different for Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland-based businesses.
Placing Goods on the GB Market
Businesses will need to use a conformity marking if they’re placing certain goods on the GB market. Currently, businesses can still comply with European Union (EU) rules for most manufactured goods, including applying the CE marking for the United Kingdom market. The UKCA marking is the conformity assessment marking for GB for most goods previously subject to CE marking.
Businesses must be ready to use the UKCA marking from 01 January 2023 at the latest, although they should look to use the UKCA marking as soon as possible.
For more information, visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/placing-manufactured-goods-on-the-market-in-great-britain
Placing Goods on the NI Market
Northern Ireland (NI) continues to align with EU rules on placing manufactured goods on the market.
This means that, where a business already holds approvals that goods meet EU rules, and continues to produce goods to those rules, it will still be able to place those goods on the market in Northern Ireland.
Businesses will need to apply the United Kingdom Northern Ireland (UKNI) marking alongside the CE marking if the relevant EU rules require mandatory third-party conformity assessment and they use a UK conformity assessment body.
They may also have new importer responsibilities if they’re placing goods from GB on the market in NI for the first time in either NI or the EU.
For more information, visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/using-the-ukni-marking
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