BRE has welcomed the extension to the UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking deadline, announced by government on 24 August 2021. The transition period to obtain UKCA marking to demonstrate compliance with product regulations has been extended for an extra year until 1st January 2023.
UKCA marking enables manufacturers to demonstrate that their products have met UK product standards and will replace the CE labelling that was used during the UK’s membership of the European Union.
David Gall, Certification Lead at BRE, said “BRE welcomes the government’s decision to extend the deadline for UKCA marking. We know from listening to our customers that they needed more time to meet the UKCA deadline, especially in arranging any testing needed by UK bodies.
“This is a positive step for the health of UK manufacturing and our ability to harness the expertise in product development and export it around the world”.
CE marked goods can continue to be placed on the market in Great Britain (GB) until the end of 2022, including goods assessed by an EU ‘notified body’. However, businesses must prepare for the end of CE recognition in GB and affix the UKCA mark from 1st January 2023.
BRE provides independent product testing and certification for a wide range of fire, security and environmental products and services, management processes and other products and systems.
For more information about UKCA, please call us on 0330 057 3983 or email UKCA@bregroup.com.