What is the UKCA mark?
The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed marking) is a British product marking that was created to replace the CE marking following Brexit. Products that are to be placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) require this marking since 01.01.2021.
Notified bodies in the UK are no longer permitted to issue statutory certificates for the EU and existing UK certificates no longer apply in the EU. Manufacturers who have previously used statutory certificates (such as EU type-examination certificates) issued by a notified body in the UK must transfer them to a body in the EU or apply for a new one. Conversely, for certificates to be used in the UK, they must be issued by a UK notified authority.
In place of EU Directives and Regulations, the applicable UK legislation requiring UKCA marking is to be applied.
The UKCA marking is not recognised on the European market. For products that are to be placed on the EU market, the CE marking is still required.