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The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) Mark is the new UK product marking for goods being placed on the market in Great Britain. It covers most goods that previously required the CE marking.

The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessment) mark has now come into force to replace the CE Mark for manufacturers selling products in Great Britain (i.e. United Kingdom excluding Northern Ireland). The UKCA mark will work in the same way as the CE mark, which means products will need to be assessed to the UKCA requirements before they can be sold on the GB market. UKCA Mark Testing, Certification, and Guidance ensures your products meet the latest requirements and are ready for the UK market.

UKCA marking: How It Begins

There was a transition period until 1 January 2022 when CE marking will continue to be recognized in the UK. However, in response to the impact of the pandemic on businesses, the UK Government has extended the deadline to apply UKCA marks for certain products to demonstrate compliance with product safety regulations until 1 January 2023.
It is essential to understand in detail your obligations and have carried out all the necessary preparations for its introduction.
This requires you to have met all of the new UKCA requirements such as:

  • Product marking labeling requirements
  • Produced a UKCA declaration of conformity
  • Product compliance with the current Designated Standards

If you are importing manufactured goods into Great Britain, then additional labeling requirements may apply for importers.
For holders of EU Notified Body certificates for CE marking, before the UKCA marking can be applied, there will need to be a certification from the UK Approved Body. Existing CE Marking certificates will no longer acceptable from Jan. 1 2023

The manufacturer or their authorized representative is responsible for affixing the UKCA marking to the product to declare that the product is in conformity with the relevant requirements.


UKCA marking will be required for products that currently need to be assessed for conformity by a notified body, or that can be self-declared. This follows the same procedure and applies to the same products as CE marking, but may well begin to diverge over time. Products and elements that are covered by the legislation for UKCA marking include the following:

  • Machinery
  • Pressure Equipment Directive
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • Low Voltage Equipment
  • ATEX
  • Personnel Protective Equipment

We at VACS provides complete assistance and certification guidance to achieve UKCA certification.

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