On 14th November the BEIS department of the UK Government laid before Parliament a further draft Statutory Instrument “Product Safety and Metrology (Amendment and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2022. The earlier draft instrument (I reported on by Email Alert a while back) is not proceeded.
The main purposes of this new instrument are to:
(1) extend acceptance of certain products meeting EU requirements and markings on the market in Britain for a further 2 years, until 31 December 2024, and
(2) as previously announced on 20 June 2022 (see my earlier blog post), but with updated timelines –
* provide that where manufacturers, or other relevant persons, have acted under EU conformity assessment procedures by 31 December 2024, that action will be treated as having been taken under the UK conformity assessment procedures until the expiry of the certificate, or until 31 December 2027, whichever is sooner
* extend existing labelling provisions for UKCA marking, importer information and responsible persons’ information until 31 December 2027.
There are different rules for medical devices, construction products, cableways, transportable pressure equipment, unmanned aircraft systems, rail products, cosmetics, and marine equipment.
There are different rules for Northern Ireland.
I will update Cardinal Environment Limited EHS Registers and Checklists. This matter will also be in the next Email Alert.