The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking is a new product marking that will be used for goods being placed on the market within the United Kingdom (England, Wales and Scotland). It covers most goods which were previously required the CE marking.
Date of Implementation: 2021-01-01
The manufacturer needs to apply a new UKCA marking to products sold in the UK from 2021-01-01. The UK government encourages manufacturers to prepare before this date to use the UKCA marking.
The Transition period from CE to UKCA marking: before 2022-01-01
In order to provide sufficient time for preparing the new requirements, the CE marking on many products will still be acceptable before 2022-01-01.
What kind of products will be required to use the UKCA marking after 2022-01-01?
UK Declaration of Conformity:
The UK Declaration of Conformity is a document which must be drawn up for most products lawfully bearing a UKCA marking. In the document, the manufacturer or the authorised representative should:
Rules for using the UKCA image
In most cases, manufacturers must apply the UKCA marking on the product itself or to the packaging. In some cases, it may be placed on the manuals or on other literature. This will vary depending on the specific regulations that apply to the product. The following general rules apply:
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