Published: 24 April 2024  (Updated: 30 April 2024)

Statutory Instrument for CE Mark Recognition in UK

Draft SI published extending the recognition of EU conformity assessment marking in GB.

On 15 April 2024, the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) introduced a draft statutory instrument (SI) into the parliamentary process seeking to formally provide businesses with the flexibility to continue to place goods that meet current EU requirements including the CE marking, or reverse epsilon marking where applicable, to sell products in Great Britain (GB). 

Following the departure of the UK from the European Union, the UKCA marking was introduced to replace the CE/reverse epsilon marking to indicate compliance with safety regulations for certain goods placed on the market.  The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023 provided businesses until 2027 to effect the change, establishing recognition of both markings until then. The draft SI revokes the provision that sets out the expiry of the recognition of the conformity assessment requirements of the corresponding EU law for the list of product specific legislation included within the SI.  The SI also revokes certain transitional measures which are no longer necessary.

The draft SI, The Product Safety and Metrology etc. (Amendment) Regulations 2024, may be accessed here. CTPA will continue to monitor the progress of the SI and communicate any future changes.

DBT will be hosting a webinar on Monday 29 April 2024 in order to help companies have a better understanding of the updates to the UK’s approach to product marking, register here.

Members can contact Regulatory Affairs Manager Carys Ayton-Smith with any questions related to this news item.

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