CE Marking can continue to be used for the GB market until the 1st January 2023.

On 24th August 2021, the UK Government announced a 12-month extension to the date ending the recognition of the CE Mark for the GB market.

With this extension in place, goods that are CE marked can now continue to be placed on the GB market until the 1st January 2023. The exception for medical devices remains in place, with CE marked products being accepted until the 1st July 2023.

From the 1st January 2023, the UKCA mark will become mandatory. It’s also important to note that the CE Mark will only continue to be valid for the GB market whilst UK and EU rules remain the same.

The UK Government has stated that it remains committed to the UKCA Mark and that business should transition to the UKCA mark as soon as possible, ensuring they have enough time to complete the process before the new 2023 deadline. If you have already started the process of UKCA marking your products, we’d recommend that you continue to do so.

If you’ve not started the process, now is the time to review your current product certification, ensure it’s up-to-date and correct and begin planning for the UKCA Mark.

We will be updating our UKCA guide shortly to reflect these changes. In the meantime, if you have any questions, get in touch, and we will be happy to help.