The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessment) mark is the new UK product marking that will be required for certain products being placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland). It covers most products that previously required the CE mark.
It will not be recognized in the EU market. Products that require CE marking will still need a CE marking to be sold in the EU.
The UK Government has confirmed that the UKCA mark will come into force on 1 Jan 2021, although CE marking will continue to be recognized in the UK until the end of 2022, as long as the UK and EU regulations remain aligned. However, from the beginning of 2023 only products with UKCA marking will be accepted in Great Britain.
The steps you need to take to prepare for UKCA marking will depend on the current status of your business and your future market access requirements.
If your product requires the services of a notified body for third party assessment of conformity, you will need to check whether they are able to offer UKCA marking-related services. Only organizations who are approved bodies for UKCA marking will be able to offer this service.
We are ready to work with organizations who wish to apply for UKCA marking. Contact BSI today.
What about CE marking?
If your product requires the services of a notified body for third party assessment of conformity, and if this service has been carried out by a UK notified body, your CE marking will no longer be valid.
In order to maintain your CE marking you will need to work with a notified body registered in an EU27 member state. Your CE marking will be recognized in the EU and also in the UK until the end of 2022.
The good news is that BSI can help.
BSI is a notified body based in the Netherlands and can provide a CE marking service for the following Regulations/Directives:
This means we can work with you to achieve CE marking for these directives / regulations.
What do I do if I need both UKCA and CE marking?
The good news is that in most cases BSI can support you with both of these. Contact us today.
Why choose BSI for UKCA?
BSI are experts in European and UK market access requirements. And with one of the widest ranges of market access solutions, years of industry experience and expertise, we can work with you to navigate this landscape.
We are ready to respond, to your UKCA requirements and are one of the first Approved Bodies to offer UKCA marking services.
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