The UK government has published guidance to help manufacturers and importers placing electrical and electronic (EE) products onto the UK market after the end of the Brexit transition arrangements on December 31, 2020.
From January 1, 2021, EE products that are currently subject to CE marking should bear the new UKCA (Conformity Assessment) mark. A one-year transition period has been granted until January 1, 2022, during which the CE mark will still be accepted, with some exemptions. After this date, products offered onto the UK market must carry the UKCA mark. It should be noted, the UKCA mark is not recognized in the Europe Union.
The procedure for conformity assessment in the UK will be similar to that for the CE mark, but with the following differences:
The UKCA mark must be applied to all EE products that currently bear a CE mark.
Stakeholders should be aware, at the current time, the UK has no plans to diverge from other EU restricted substance requirements – REACH, POPs, food contact materials, etc.
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