The UKCA Mark Officially Used from January 1, 2021
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Time: 2021-01-29

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    The UKCA Mark will be officially used from January 1, 2021

    As we all know, Britain has left Europe and is in the transition period of brexit, which will end at the end of 2020. According to the announcement of the British government on September 1, the UKCA logo will be officially opened for use from January 1, 2021. Most products currently under the control of CE mark must be labeled with UKCA if they are to be exported to the UK market (England, Wales and Scotland). UKCA will be used as a mandatory access mark for products in the UK market. For most products, the CE mark will no longer be used as an access mark for the UK market after 1 January 2022. All relevant products must comply with the British national standards at the beginning of "BS"


    What is the UKCA Mark?


    The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessment) mark is the new UK product marking that will be required for certain products being placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland). It covers most products that previously required the CE mark.

    It will not be recognized in the EU market. Products that require CE marking will still need a CE marking to be sold in the EU.

    UK Government information can be found here:

    At present, many manufacturers who need to export their products to the UK market are most concerned about whether they need to apply for ukca certification immediately for the products they want to ship


    In fact, it depends on whether there is a CE certification agency in the UK to participate in the CE certification


    If so, the product manufacturer will have to rely on the new ukca certification from January 1, 2021 to launch the product with ukca logo on the UK market. If the CE certification was carried out by a non UK EU notified body, the relevant products can continue to be put into the UK market through the use of the CE mark.


    It should be noted that the term "put on the market" mentioned above means that the buyer and the seller have reached an agreement, and the actual delivery of the goods is not necessarily required