This Morning (1st August 2023), the UK Government has stated that it intends to continue recognition of the CE mark indefinitely for most goods being placed on the market in Great Britain; this is a statement which revokes the previous mandatory requirement for the UKCA mark to be placed on applicable goods after December 2024.
The long and the short of it is that no-one in the UK government or civil services sees any need to rush into amending the UK’s Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations. Currently there are other priorities which include the possibility of a trade agreement with the EU. This could include a mutual recognition agreement for certification and accreditation bodies which would have a major impact on the activities of Notified and Approved Bodies. The UK is also in the process of a root and branch review of its product safety legislation. The shape of things to come is still unclear but proposals for change should certainly crystalise well before the end of the three and a half years in which manufacturers are required to implement the new requirements of the Regulation. So here is some educated guess work:
We have created a series of videos to answer some of your CE and UKCA questions, we will be releasing a new video each week, please click here to watch them. If you need further information on CE or UKCA marking please contact us to speak to one of our expert consultants, our consultants specialise in a number of CE directives and UKCA regulations from machinery to medical devices and much more.
In the years following the publication of a new EU Directive or Regulation for example those implementing CE marking legislation, it is common for it to be altered by subsequent legal measures, for example to correct an unintentional error (a corrigendum) or to intentionally modify it (amendment) to keep pace with evolving objectives.
On the 14th November the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announced that the Government will be extending to 1st January 2025 the deadline by which manufactured goods being placed on the market or put into service in Great Britain must be UKCA marked.
This morning the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announced that the Government will be extending the deadline by which manufactured goods sold in Great Britain must be UKCA marked to the 1st January 2023.
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Come the 16th of July 2021, the rules for placing goods on the European Market will become more stringent, regardless as to whether you are selling goods from within the EU or placing them on the market from outside of the Community.
The EU is currently working on the 4th Working plan covering the 5 year period from 2020 to 2024 and setting the product groups it sees as priorities for measures to be taken. The project is divided into Tasks and we have just seen some Task 3 information published.
The UK has left the EU and new rules for business came into force on 1 January 2021. Even though a deal has been secured, doing business with Europe has changed. Here we look at changes affecting use of the CE Marking, Customs Declarations, and Import VAT.
Last year the European Commission acted to delay the implementation of the new Medical Devices Regulation in order to allow the medical device industry to focus on the Covid-19 crisis. The changes which were due last May are now due to come into force on 26 May 2021. The UK has announced that it will not implement the new Regulation but will bring forward its own proposals. Meanwhile, medical device manufacturers selling into the UK market have until June 2023 to bring their products into line with the new UKCA requirements. This article discusses upcoming changes to the medical device regime in both the UK and the EU.