CE Mark Labels, UKCA Mark Labels, and UKNI Mark Labels
Developing products for European trade requires a few more extra steps in the labeling process in order to reach total compliance. Clarion Safety provides manufacturers the labels they need to stay in compliance with the European Union (EU), United Kingdom (UK), and Northern Ireland’s (NI) product labeling regulations.
The Conformité Européenne (CE) mark is required for trading goods within the EU, or the European Economic Area and European Free Trade Association. The United Kingdom Conformity Assessed (UKCA) and the United Kingdom Northern Ireland (UKNI) are required marks for certain product groups placed on the market within those areas as a result of the UK’s official exit from the EU. The marks must be visibly applied to respective UK and NI market products that require conformity to relevant legislation to be in compliance.
- For market access to Great Britain (England, Wales & Scotland)
Any new products post January 1, 2021 require the new UKCA mark issued by a UK approved body for goods placed on the market in GB. The UKCA mark cannot be used for goods placed on the EU or NI market.
- For market access to Europe (including Northern Ireland)
The EU requires 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
Northern Ireland utilizes 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 requires the UKNI mark.
Clarion Safety’s regulatory mark labels are designed to last and assist product manufacturers in placing their goods on the market as stress free as possible, and in accordance with all relevant directives. Each of Clarion Safety’s CE, UKCA, and UKNI mark product labels are created with a vinyl indoor/outdoor material with resistance to water, chemicals, extreme temperatures, and ultraviolet light exposure. As these markings are intended for international use, Clarion Safety also offers a full product line of safety labels and markings in line with the best practice ISO standards to help address any other areas of concern within your products.
Looking for more information on compliance marking?
We can help you navigate the Brexit product compliance landscape. Clarion Safety offers trusted consulting services for CE marking compliance, UKCA marking compliance, and UKNI marking compliance. You can also download our ‘Guide to CE, UKCA, and UKNI Compliance’ whitepaper now!