UK Extends Deadline for Implementation of UKCA Marking
Businesses will be given an additional 2 years to apply new product safety marking, giving thousands of businesses the freedom to focus on growth.
The UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking has been introduced as part of the UK’s regulatory framework. It shows that products comply with product safety regulations which are designed to protect consumers.
However, given the difficult economic conditions created by post-pandemic shifts in demand and supply, alongside other factors such as the escalating energy prices, the government does not want to burden business with the requirement to meet the original (31 December 2022) deadline.
The government will continue to recognize the CE marking for another 2 years, therefore allowing businesses until 31 December 2024 to prepare for the UKCA marking. Businesses can also use the UKCA marking, giving them flexibility to choose which marking to apply.
To further support local businesses, the government is also reviewing the product safety framework, minimizing the burdens on business while keeping the current system up to date with new innovative methods such as e-labelling.
As part of this, the government will make it easier than ever for businesses to apply product markings.
This package will give thousands of businesses, including electronics and lift manufacturers, additional time to focus on delivering growth and creating jobs, while giving more flexibility in how they meet their legal obligations.
There will be different rules for medical devices, construction products, cableways, transportable pressure equipment, unmanned aircraft systems, rail products, and marine equipment as the responsible departments are making sector-specific arrangements.
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