A message to Made in Britain member companies that export, from Kwasi Kwarteng MP, secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy
NOW we’ve left the EU, our new domestic goods regulation regime is in place. If you previously used the CE marking to sell certain products in Great Britain, you need to take action before 1 January 2022. The new rules include important changes to the way these products need to be labelled.
You should check what you need to do on the ‘Using the UKCA marking’ guidance page at the earliest opportunity.
At the beginning of this year, we introduced the UKCA marking for selling goods in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales). There are now only six months to go until you must use the UKCA marking for most goods being sold in Great Britain that currently use the CE marking. For your products to continue being sold in Great Britain from 1 January 2022, it is essential you make sure your products comply with the UKCA marking as soon as possible.
If your business manufactures, imports or distributes goods that require testing by a conformity assessment body, start the testing process early to ensure you will be ready on time.
Special rules apply for medical devices, rail interoperability constituents, marine equipment and other goods. These are set out on the ‘Placing manufactured goods on the market' guidance page.
The CE marking continues to apply to goods sold in Northern Ireland. These may need to be accompanied by the new UKNI marking in certain circumstances.
My team will be running a webinar on 20 July to help you understand how to comply with our new goods regime, you can sign up now.
I want to thank you for everything you are doing to continue to adapt for selling goods across the UK. Your efforts and ambition ensure that we can continue to trade smoothly and seize new opportunities now that we have left the EU.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Made in Britain has already published guidance on adopting the UKCA mark here, here and here. This information was published by Made in Britain and its members. Please refer to official guidance for the latest information.