25 August 2021

Recognition of the CE mark in Great Britain extended to 1 January 2023

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The Government has confirmed businesses will have an extra year to start using the UKCA marking, the new product safety marking in the UK. This enables CE marked goods to continue being placed on the Great British market until 1 January 2023.


This new date for the end of recognition of the CE mark in Great Britain applies to all goods where businesses were due to begin using the UKCA marking by the end of this year, including construction products. (The exception is medical devices, for which businesses will not need to use the UKCA marking until 1 July 2023.) The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has updated guidance on GOV.UK (GB and NI) for construction products to reflect this.


This additional year for businesses to adapt to UKCA marking requirements has been provided due to the continued impact of the pandemic on businesses, and resulted from the Government’s extensive and ongoing engagement with business groups during this time.


A complete list of all the sectors covered by the UKCA marking can be found here

Read the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy’s full update on GOV.UK