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Government announce further support for business as they transition to UKCA marking regime

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20 Jun 22
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Paul Scully, Minister for London and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Labour Markets) released a statement on 20 June 2022, announcing Government plans to make it easier for small businesses to move to the new UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking regime.

Read the initial statement via https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-statements/detail/2022-06-20/hcws113 

The Government announced a range of changes with a view to to making it simpler for businesses to apply for new product conformity markings for most products placed on the market in England, Scotland and Wales.

Read the update from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Office for Product Safety and Standards, and Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities via https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-to-make-it-simpler-for-businesses-to-apply-new-product-safety-markings

For construction products falling under AVCP System 3, the Government are making changes to the requirements to affix the UKCA mark. 
 
The change is intended to allow manufacturers with existing type tests from EU notified bodies under AVCP System 3, where the product was tested by the 31 December 2022, to affix the UK mark to their products, and to continue to supply them to the GB market without needing to be retested.

The UKCA mark is a mandatory mark on certain products, for example mobile phones, indicating that they conform to Great Britain legislation. Businesses have until 1 January 2023 to start using UKCA marking which replaces the CE and reverse epsilon markings now that we have left the European Union.

You can see the full Government guidance on using the UKCA marking via https://www.gov.uk/guidance/using-the-ukca-marking 

See a list of scheduled Government webinars for using the UKCA marking and placing goods on the market in Great Britain and Northern Ireland via https://www.gov.uk/guidance/webinars-for-using-the-ukca-marking-and-placing-goods-on-the-market-in-great-britain-and-northern-ireland