September 23, 2021｜Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.
Companies now have until January 2023 to meet the United Kingdom’s UKCA compliance requirements
On August 24, the deadline for compliance with the UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) product compliance requirements, including requirements called out in the UK Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) regulation, was extended to January 1, 2023. Previously the deadline was January 1, 2022.
Affected businesses will now have an additional year to apply the UKCA product safety marking to applicable products placed on the market in England, Scotland and Wales.
Due to this this deadline extension, products bearing the CE mark will continue to be permitted to be placed on the Great Britain market until January 1, 2023. (Northern Ireland remains aligned with EU CE mark requirements.)
Medical devices, however, will not need to display the UKCA mark until July 1, 2023.
The UKCA mark is intended as a replacement for the CE mark, which was used when the United Kingdom was a member of the European Union. The new UKCA mark covers most goods which previously required the CE mark.
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- The UKCA mark requirements
- Implementation deadlines
- Scope and product categories
- Restricted substances and thresholds
- Exemptions – what are the differences between EU RoHS and UK RoHS?
- Drafting your UKCA Declaration of Conformity
- Requirements for Northern Ireland vs Great Britain – what are the differences?