The UKCA mark (UK Conformity Assessed) is a new certification mark which indicates conformity with the applicable requirements for products sold within Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales).
It will encompass the majority of goods or products which previously required CE marking.
For Northern Ireland, goods placed on the market will continue to align with the rules of the European Union (EU) and should be marked with either the CE mark or both the CE mark and UK(NI) mark.
Given the difficult economic conditions created by post-pandemic shifts in demand and supply, alongside Putin’s war in Ukraine and the associated high energy prices, the government does not want to burden business with the requirement to meet the original (31 December 2022) deadline.
The government will continue to recognise the CE Marking for 2 years, therefore allowing businesses until 31 December 2024 to prepare for the UKCA marking. Businesses can also use the UKCA marking, giving them flexibility to choose which marking to apply.