UKCA marking requirements eased

To reduce the burden for businesses having to meet the requirements of UKCA marking for products manufactured and imported into Great Britain the UK government will introduce new legislation for products that have already been tested and already carry the CE Mark.

The legislation will be published and will help reduce costs of re-testing products that have already been tested and meet EU standards, stating that any conformity assessment activities undertaken by EU bodies before the end of 2024 will be considered as the basis for UKCA marking for the following years.

This means that products already carrying the CE mark will still be able to be imported and sold in the UK without the need to do time consuming re-testing and will help to maintain the supply of products and goods into the UK.

Spare parts will also be included in the legislation as long as the they comply with the same requirements of the original products, the parts are being used to maintain or replace.

Labelling requirements will also be eased to help simplify the logistics for businesses both in and outside the Uk who want to supply goods to Great Britain. Labelling requirements will allow important information and other UKCA markings to be added to goods and products by means of an accompanying document or sticky label.