BEIS has issued a guide that tells you how to use the new UKCA marking in Great Britain step-by-step. There is a separate guide for placing goods on the market in Northern Ireland where the UKNI marking may be used alongside the CE marking.

What is the UKCA marking?
The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking is the new product marking which must be used to demonstrate that certain goods are compliant with the new UK rules. This new product marking that demonstrates that certain goods are compliant with UK regulations and is used when these goods are placed on the market in Great Britain. It covers all goods which previously required the CE marking and aerosol containers (which previously required the reverse epsilon marking). It does not apply to existing stock, such as goods which were fully manufactured, CE marked and placed on the market before 1 January 2021.

When must businesses use this marking?

For most goods, you will still be able to comply with the EU requirements and use the CE marking until 1 January 2022. To further ease the burden on businesses, for most goods you can affix the UKCA marking on a label affixed to your product or on an accompanying document until 1 January 2023, although the rules that need to be complied with before you fix it must still be met. Note: this transitional measure does not apply to all UKCA marked goods, please refer to the relevant legislation for further guidance. The UKCA marking cannot be used for goods placed on the Northern Ireland market. The UKNI mark may be used alongside the CE mark to demonstrate conformity. See the guidance on placing goods on the Northern Ireland market.

Selling goods in the EU

The UKCA marking is not recognised on the EU market. Products need a CE marking for sale in the EUFind out how to use the CE marking.

More information

Full guidance is available on website here



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