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DHF in CE Mark Transition Guidance

Last updated: Thursday, September 3, 2020 - Save & Share

An update on thge demise of CE marking becauser of Brexit has been issued by the DHF.

The Federation’s general secretary Michael Skelding (pictured) has given details of its replacement as set out by the UK government.

“Many members will be aware of the fact that, following the end of the current transition period, manufacturers in Great Britain will eventually cease to use the CE mark'” he said. “The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has now issued guidance relating to this and to the use of the new UKCA mark: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/using-the-ukca-mark-from-1-january-2021

There is also new guidance specifically relating to the Construction Products Regulation published by the Department for Communities and Local Government: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/construction-products-regulation-from-1-january-2021

The principal outcomes are that the CE mark will cease to be recognised in Great Britain from 1 January 2022. The new UKCA marking can, however, be applied from 1 January 2021, meaning that the two marks will effectively co-exist in Great Britain for 12 months. The UKCA mark will not be recognised outside Great Britain.

Goods exported from Great Britain to the EU 27 will continue to need the CE marking as before. It will be necessary to apply the new UKCA marking immediately for products placed on the market after 1 January 2021 if all of the following apply:
Your product
• Is for the market in Great Britain
• Requires mandatory third-party conformity assessment
• The conformity assessment has been carried out by a UK conformity assessment body and your files have not been transferred to an EU-recognised notified body before 1 January 2021.

“Special rules will apply to goods placed on the market in Northern Ireland or sent from Great Britain to Northern Ireland. Information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/moving-goods-under-the-northern-ireland-protocol

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