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UKCA Marking Deadline 2025: Urgent Compliance for Construction Products Required

As the July 1st, 2025 deadline rapidly approaches, companies manufacturing or distributing Construction Products Regulation (CPR) products in the United Kingdom are under pressure to ensure their products are tested and compliant with the UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) standards. This move, part of the UK’s post-Brexit regulatory landscape, mandates that all relevant products must carry […]

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EU Revises General Product Safety Regulations (GPSR)

In May 2023, the European Union unveiled the latest iteration of the General Product Safety Regulation (GPSR), aiming to replace the General Product Safety Directive (GPSD). The primary goal is the modernization and enhancement of safety standards for non-food consumer products. This updated regulation addresses various challenges, including adapting to emerging technologies, the surge in […]

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Rules of Origin deadline to be extended

On the 15th December 2023 it was announced that the European Commission will delay the new rules of origin due to be imposed on businesses across Europe on January 1st 2024. The new rules would have required 45% of parts inside electric vehicles to have originated from the UK or EU, and increase of 5% […]

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Amazon’s Responsible Person Service to end

If you are selling CE marked products on Amazon and using Amazon’s Responsible Person Service, from 31st March 2024, you will be required to switch from Amazon’s Responsible Person Service to a third party EU Responsible Person Service or an EU Responsible Service for CE-marked Products. Essentially it means that you will need to appoint […]

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Acceptance of CE marking extended indefinitely

STOP PRESS: On 1 August the UK government announced that recognition of the CE marking for placing most goods on the market in Great Britain, will be extended indefinitely. This applies to the 18 regulations that fall under the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) such as electrical apparatus, machinery, gas appliances, PPE, pressure equipment […]

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UK Car manufacturers urge Brexit renegotiation

The Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) between the United Kingdom and Europe came into effect in January 2021 when the UK left the EU in a process known as Brexit. The TCA specified the rules around tariff-free trading between the UK and the EU post Brexit. Specifically it states that to qualify for tariff-free trading, […]

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Watering down of EU Law Bonfire

Whilst Liz Truss was Prime Minister in the UK, a new bill was introduced to the UK parliament by Jacob Rees-Mogg, to automatically scrap up to 4000 EU laws on the 31st December 2023. The laws to be scrapped, were laws which had been introduced to the UK as part of it’s membership of the […]

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Northern Ireland deal on the horizon

On the 27th February 2023, Rishi Sunak, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and Ursula von der Leyen President of the European Union, announced an agreement on a new deal to break the impasse of the Northern Ireland post-Brexit trade agreement, which had proved problematic. The Windsor Framework, is an agreement designed to replace […]

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Warning of half baked NI Protocol

During the 2019 UK general elections, an election that could be described as a second Brexit referendum, Boris Johnson campaigned to “Get Brexit done” with an “Oven ready deal”. Now, over two years later, his predecessor, bar one, Rishi Sunak, is being warned not to serve up a “half-baked deal” to resolve the deadlock being […]

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New advice for UKCA and Construction Products

The UK government has issued a change to the advice for companies manufacturing goods for the construction industry. The advice states that products that have undertaken type testing where an EU Notified Body has been involved and/or FPC (Factory Production Control) and that come under the AVCP (Assessment and Verification of Constancy of Performance) systems […]

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