The UKCA Marking update
Updated: Jan 21
The term "UKCA" stands for "UK Conformity Assessed" and is the product certification system that must be used for manufactured products sold in England, Wales, and Scotland. UKCA mark guarantees to the consumer that all relevant health and safety regulations, environmental legislation and applicable standards for the product have been met by the manufacturer and that it's safe and legal to use.
Product areas covered by the UKCA marking: You will need to use the UKCA marking if you manufacture or handle products in the following areas:
· Personal protective equipment (PPE)
· Gas appliances
· Equipment for use outdoors
· Low voltage electrical equipment
· And more, please click here to find out the full list
The deadline for when businesses need to use the UKCA mark has been extended. You can continue to use the CE marking and reversed epsilon marking on the GB market until 31 December 2024.
The government will be introducing legislation to allow conformity assessment activities undertaken by EU-recognised Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs). This is to be used by manufacturers to declare existing product types as compliant with UKCA requirements for CE certification, before 11pm on 31 December 2024. Products must still bear the UKCA marking and will need to undergo conformity assessment with a UK Approved Body at the expiry of the certificate or after 31 December 2027, whichever is sooner.
Selling products in NI and in the EU: The UKCA marking cannot be used for products placed on the Northern Ireland market and the UKCA marking is not recognised on the EU market. Products need a CE marking for sale in the EU at the moment. You can find accepted markings on each market here
How can we help?
Advice and Support: For further advice on any of the above or support you require with exporting or importing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training Courses :You can view our list of upcoming courses here.
We can now process import and export customs declarations for companies of all sizes, through any port or airport. You can register your company for clearance or find out more by emailing email@example.com. Alternatively, you can complete our short online form.