Following the UK’s departure from the European Union, a new period of marking began on 1 January 2021 for products to be placed on the UK (England, Wales and Scotland) market. This includes most products that bear the CE marking. NB! There are separate requirements for Northern Ireland, where the UKCA marking is not sufficient. UKNI or CE marking requirements must be followed.
the new marking scheme entered into force on 1 January 2021, companies will be given until 31 December 2022 to adapt to the new requirements. Until then, the CE marking is valid / accepted.
From 1 January 2023, UKCA marking will be mandatory for all relevant new and existing products placed on the UK market.
The UKCA marking replaces the CE marking for all applicable products placed on the UK market.
Why is the UKCA marking necessary?
If you want to sell your products in the UK market after the end of the transitional period (31 December 2022), you will need the UKCA marking to access this market.
What do I need to do to get the UKCA marking?
Step 1 – Enquiry. Contact us directly or send us an enquiry via our website. We will contact you to explain the next steps.
Step 2 – Work programme for UKCA marking. Our auditor will contact you, specify the terms of reference for certification (the standards for which the marking is needed) and prepare a work programme and a quotation for the UKCA marking.
Step 3 – Audi One of our auditors will carry out a certification audit, which will include an assessment of your documentation, a visit to your premises, etc. in accordance with the applicable standards.
NB! If you have a request for both CE marking and UKCA marking, we can carry them out together as a combined assessment.
Step 4 – Certificate. Once you have successfully completed the certification process, you will be issued an accredited certificate confirming this. You have the right to sell and mark your products with the UKCA marking.
How can we help you apply for the UKCA marking?
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