Trouble navigating the Brexit product compliance landscape? Allow us to bring ease and clarity to your transitionary growing pains with the launch of our two new certification mark compliance services for UKCA and UKNI.
When the UK officially left the European Union in early 2021, they were permitted a transition period during which goods with the CE marking will continue to be accepted into the UK for a limited time. At the conclusion of December 2021, the UK will officially leave the single market, requiring a new UKCA product marking to be used. For items entering Northern Ireland from the United Kingdom, a UKNI marking is necessary.
For market access to Great Britain (England, Wales & Scotland): The UK government will continue to recognize the CE mark for existing products placed onto the Great Britain (GB) market until January 1, 2022, and any new products from January 1, 2021 require the new UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) mark issued by a UK approved body for goods placed on the market in GB. The UKCA marking covers most goods which were previously subject to the CE marking. The UKCA mark cannot be used for goods placed on the European Union (EU) or Northern Ireland (NI) market.
For market access to Europe (including Northern Ireland): The EU will continue to require products to be CE marked to gain entry for sale in mainland Europe, on the basis that the mark is issued by an EU-based notified body.
For market access to Northern Ireland: In regards to the UKNI mark, Northern Ireland will continue to utilize the CE mark for a majority of goods, although the use of a UK body for mandatory conformity assessments for goods placed on the Northern Ireland market will require the UKNI mark.
Clarion Safety Assessment’s UKNI and UKCA mark consulting services help manufacturers to ensure their products transition smoothly in conforming to new regulations.
Our UKCA and UKNI mark consulting services include:
- Identifying directives and technical requirements
- Meeting applicable requirements
- Guidance in creating and maintaining technical documentation
- Affixing your product with the proper mark label
- Assistance with the respective UK and Northern Ireland Declaration of Conformity processes