UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed)

Placing Goods on the GB Market

You need to use a conformity marking if you’re placing certain goods on the GB market. Before 1 January 2021 you could do this using the CE marking or other appropriate marking.

The UKCA marking is the conformity assessment marking for Great Britain for most goods previously subject to CE marking. Goods that are lawfully CE marked will be accepted in the UK until 1 January 2022 for certain goods.

You must be ready to use the UKCA marking from 1 January 2022 at the latest, although you should look to use the UKCA marking as soon as possible.

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Placing Goods on the NI Market

Northern Ireland (NI) continues to align with European Union (EU) rules on placing manufactured goods on the market.

This means that, where your business already holds approvals that goods meet EU rules, and continues to produce goods to those rules, you will still be able to place those goods on the market in Northern Ireland.

You will need to apply the UKNI marking alongside the CE marking if the relevant EU rules require mandatory third-party conformity assessment and you use a UK Conformity Assessment body.

You may also have new importer responsibilities if you’re placing goods from GB on the market in NI for the first time in either NI or the EU.

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