UKCA Marking reminder (UK)

The UKCA mark is a label to be attached to most goods traded in Britain.

On 14 November 2022, the UK government confirmed the EU label (the CE mark) would continue to be accepted in Britain until 1 January 2025.

Traders must be ready to use UKCA marking from 1 January 2025 at the latest, and it should be used where possible prior to this date. The UKCA mark has been available for use since 1 January 2021.

Until 31 December 2027, traders may affix the UKCA mark by means of a label, or similar, to the product, packaging, or documents, as required. But from 1 January 2028, the UKCA mark must be directly affixed to the product.

Conformity assessment activities for CE marking undertaken by 31 December 2024 may to be used by manufacturers as the basis for the UKCA marking, until 31 December 2027.

Northern Ireland – under the terms of the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol, Northern Ireland will continue to recognise the CE marking for goods placed on the market in Northern Ireland. They will need to use the UKNI marking if they use a UK Conformity Assessment Body to test their products.

This applies for most goods – here.

Different rules apply for:

  • medical devices – here [note the EU has given more time for certain medical devices regulated under EU MDR – here)
  • construction products – here
  • marine equipment – here
  • transportable pressure equipment – here
  • rail products – here

And please note the rules for ROHS products – here.

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