There was widespread concern over the introduction of the UKCA mark and its potential consequences in replacing the CE mark in Great Britain from the end of this year. GAI would now like to make our membership aware that there has been an announcement from UK Government that the end of the recognition of CE marking in GB has been pushed back from the current guidance date of 1 January 2022 to a new date of 1 January 2023.
This means that CE marked goods, that meet EU requirements, may continue to be placed on the GB market for another year.
This is welcome news as many within our sector as well as many others within the construction industry felt that due to the narrow timescales given, many felt insufficiently prepared for the switchover.
Please note that this issue does not impact Northern Ireland where CE marking will continue to be accepted under the Northern Ireland Protocol, in addition to the new UKNI marking.
For further details on this topic, please see this link to UK Government website and also GAI Specifiers Guide on UKCA marking.