UKCA marking deadline extended by one year following coronavirus disruption

UKCA marking deadline extended by one year following coronavirus disruption

Businesses have been given an extra year to apply new product safety markings for most products placed on the market in England, Scotland and Wales, it has been announced.

The UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking regime will replace the product safety labelling system previously used while a member of the European Union.

Here’s what you need to know.

What is UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking?

The new product marking is used for goods placed on the market in Great Britain. It will cover most goods that previously required CE marking – known as ‘new approach’ goods.

The marking is used to demonstrate compliance with product safety regulations.

Businesses have been able to use UKCA marking since 1 January 2021.

What’s changing?

The deadline to apply UKCA marking has been extended for one year until 1 January 2023, rather than 1 January 2022.

The Government said it will introduce a statutory instrument under section 8 of the European Union Withdrawal Act later this year following a period of coronavirus disruption.

What do I need to do?

To prepare businesses, the Government plans to engage with manufacturers to ensure they understand what they need to do. This will include a new series of webinars.

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