The UK government has today commenced consultation on the ending of recognition of EU Pi-marked TPE (transportable pressure equipment) in Britain.
The proposal is to amend the 2009 Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations to require that, in future, TPE being placed on the GB market is conformity-assessed by:
• a GB-appointed body and affixed with a Rho marking
• a notified body established in Northern Ireland, affixed with a Pi marking plus the indication ‘UK(NI)’.
This would effectively end recognition of EU Pi-marked TPE in GB, although TPE already on the GB market before this amendment comes into force may remain in circulation.
The proposal is that this change will come into effect between 1 January 2022 and 1 January 2023.
The consultation invites comments on the impact of ending recognition of EU Pi-marked TPE in GB. The findings from this consultation will be used to inform a decision on when the amendment should come into effect.
The consultation is here. It is a short consultation that will run until 30 June.