UKCA Product Marking Introduction Delay

The Government has delayed the intended implementation to the UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) product marking rules. This delay is for a 12 month period and allows any EU CE marked products to continue to be sold in England, Scotland and Wales until 1 January 2023. This includes plant, equipment and vehicles.

This means that from 1 January 2023, products will be required to carry the new UKCA mark if they are to be sold in England, Scotland and Wales. For products to be sold in Northern Ireland, CE marking will continue to be recognised due to the Northern Ireland protocol.

Companies exporting their products to the EU market retain the need to meet product conformance products with the CE mark as the UKCA mark is currently not recognised by the EU.

More information on UKCA marking and introductory dates can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/businesses-given-more-time-to-apply-new-product-safety-marking

The CLC has updated its guidance document accordingly and can be downloaded below.