Information on the new UK mark
As you are aware, delivering a deal with the EU remains the Government’s top priority. The Government is accelerating no-deal preparations to ensure the country is prepared for every eventuality, as it is the responsible thing to do.
Following the recent publication of guidance<https://www.gov.uk/guidance/construction-products-regulation-if-there-is-no-brexit-deal?utm_source=5f1c33aa-7e47-4063-838a-690408142856&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate> on the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) in the event of a ‘no deal’ EU exit scenario, the government has today published further information on the new UK mark. This can be found here<https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prepare-to-use-the-ukca-mark-after-brexit/using-the-ukca-marking-if-the-uk-leaves-the-eu-without-a-deal> and should be read alongside the CPR-specific guidance.
Manufacturers will not have to use the UK marking immediately. In the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal manufacturers will be able, for a period of time, to continue to use the CE marking when placing their products on the UK market (if their product meets the relevant EU requirements). This would include products that have had any necessary third-party assessment carried out by an EU-recognised notified body. The Government would consult businesses before taking a decision on when this period would end.
Products being exported to the EU will need to carry the CE marking to demonstrate compliance with the relevant EU regulatory requirements.
Manufacturers will need to use the UK marking if their products require third party assessment of conformity and if this has been carried out by a UK-based Notified Body (post-exit called an ‘Approved Body’). In that case you will have to apply the new UKCA marking after 29 March 2019 as the EU will cease to recognise UK notified bodies. This will not be the case if the certificate of conformity has been transferred to an EU-recognised Notified Body (in which case the CE marking would apply, and would be valid for both the EU and UK markets).
If you have any queries about the UK mark please contact the Department for Business in the first instance: firstname.lastname@example.org They are receiving a high volume of correspondence at the moment but will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.