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.
Companies bringing goods into the UK from EU countries are typically classified as ‘importers’. Previously they were known as ‘distributors’. It is the importers’ responsibility to meet both the relevant regulations and place UKCA marking on the product. Therefore, importing an applicable product from Europe now requires a UK Approved Body.
Some regulations are self-declaration and don’t require an Approved Body. The circumstances for self-declaration of conformity for UKCA marking are the same as for CE marking.