The UK government has updated its guidance on the use of the UKCA mark. From 1 January 2021, exporters will be able to use the UKCA mark for products shipped to the United Kingdom (= England, Wales and Scotland). Until 2023-01-01 it is still possible to use the CE mark in most cases. For deliveries to Northern Ireland, different rules apply in some cases (see below).
Note: The article was updated on 2021-08-25 due to an update from the UK government: The permitted use of the CE mark has been extended by one year in the UK until 2023-01-01.
More information on UKCA
For Northern Ireland, there are also new guidelines since 2020-10-30, which are related to the "Northern Ireland Protocol". These guidelines stipulate that for some products, in addition to the CE mark, another conformity mark, the so-called UKNI mark, is used. This additional mark is required when a notified body based in the United Kingdom is involved in the conformity assessment procedure.
More information on UKNI
Posted on: 2020-11-04, updated on 2021-08-25
Johannes Windeler-Frick, MSc ETH Managing Director of IBF Solutions AG, the Swiss subsidiary of IBF in Zürich. Johannes is a trainer for both the Machinery Directive (MD) as well as the Low Voltage Directive (LVD). He studied electrical engineering at ETH Zürich with a specialization in energy systems.
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