UKCA Update December 2022

The UK Government will continue to recognise the CE product marking until 31 December 2024

The UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking has been introduced as part of the UK’s own robust regulatory framework. It shows that products comply with our product safety regulations which are designed to protect consumers.

The UK government has decided to 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.

To support manufacturers, the government is also reviewing the wider product safety framework, ensuring they minimise the burdens on business while keeping our system up to date with new innovative methods such as e-labelling. As part of this, the government will make it easier than ever for businesses to apply product markings.


  • To reduce labelling costs, the UK government will allow businesses to affix the UKCA marking and include importer information for products from EEA countries on an accompanying document or label until 31 December 2027.
  • The UK government will also allow conformity assessment activities for CE marking undertaken by 31 December 2024 to be used by manufacturers as the basis for the UKCA marking, until 31 December 2027.
  • Under the terms of the Protocol, Northern Ireland will continue to recognise the CE marking for goods placed on the market in Northern Ireland. They will need to use the UKNI marking if they use a UK Conformity Assessment Body to test their products.

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