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21 Feb 2024

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UKCA mark deadline delayed - CE marks okay to use till end of 2024

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

The Government to continue to recognise CE product marking, allowing business to use either UKCA or CE markings. It claims the move will cut costs for businesses and remove potential disruption. It says future product marking plans will be reviewed to minimise costs and burdens for business in the longer term.
 
Until now, all products placed on the market in Great Britain which were CE marked while the UK a member of the European Union would have needed to feature the new UKCA mark by January 1st 2023. This includes e-bikes, electrical accessories, toys and more.
 
In a statement, the Government said:
 
“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 deadline.
 
The government will continue to recognise the CE marking for two 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.”

UKCA LogoA fully manufactured good is deemed to have been ‘placed on the market' when a written or verbal agreement (or offer of an agreement) to transfer ownership or possession or other property rights in the product is exchanged.
 
‘Placing a good on the market' means each individual good, not a type of good. It does not require the physical transfer of the good.
 
You can usually provide proof of placing on the market based on any relevant document ordinarily used in business transactions, including:
 
·       contracts of sale concerning goods which have already been manufactured and meet the legal requirements
·       invoices
·       documents concerning the shipping of goods for distribution


The relevant economic operator (whether manufacturer, importer or distributor) bears the burden of proof for demonstrating that the good was placed on the market before 1 January 2021.
 
To find out which regulations apply to your product, businesses should read the Product safety for businesses: A to Z of industry, guidance published by the Office for Product Safety and Standards.

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