SGS Summarizes UK Government update to UKCA marking regulations

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a SafeGuardS looking at the decision by the Government of the United Kingdom (UK) to indefinitely extend recognition of CE marking for most goods being placed onto markets in England, Scotland and Wales (Great Britain, GB).

The announcement by the UK Government means CE marking will be recognized beyond December 2024 in relation to:
– Toys
– Pyrotechnics
– Recreational craft and personal watercraft
– Electromagnetic compatibility
– Non-automatic weighing instruments
– Measuring instruments
– Measuring container bottles
– Lifts 
– Equipment for potentially explosive atmospheres (UKEX)
– Radio equipment
– Pressure equipment
– Simple pressure vessels
– Personal protective equipment (PPE)
– Gas appliances
– Machinery
– Equipment for use outdoors
– Aerosols
– Low voltage electrical equipment

Government representatives at a recent gathering of the UK Approved Bodies Group for UKEX stated that while there is an ongoing proposition to modify the marking stipulation, there exists no immediate intention to eliminate other associated prerequisites concerning this equipment.

Stakeholders should be aware this means companies importing products from the EU are still required to have a designated UK importer and stipulations for UK declarations of conformity referencing UK designated standards remain unchanged.
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SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full UK Government update to UKCA marking regulations SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

David Lloyd
Connectivity SBU Head
Tel: +44 (0)7787 281 999
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