Post Brexit – the new UKCA compliance
What is the UKCA Mark?
The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) mark is the new UK product mark that will be required for Geosense products being placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland). It covers products that currently required the CE mark.
The UKCA mark will not be recognised outside of Great Britain and products still need to bear a CE mark to be sold in the EU.
CE marking will continue to be accepted in Northern Ireland under the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol.
What does a UKCA mark show?
By affixing a UKCA mark to a product the manufacturer is stating that the product meets the UK Regulations as defined in the relevant Statutory Instruments (SIs).
It is basically the same as CE marking but in line with UK legislation rather than EU legislation. Rather than EU Directives, UKCA has UK Regulations. Conformance to the regulation is confirmed in the same way as the CE mark.
By affixing a UKCA mark to a product the manufacturer is stating that the product meets the UK Regulations
When does the UKCA mark come into force?
The new UKCA Mark came into force on the 1st January 2021. However, to allow manufacturers time to adjust, CE marking will continue to be accepted until 1st January 2022 in most cases, assuming that GB and EU rules remain the same.
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