Overview of CE Marking and Brexit
The UK Government has published guidance for the placing of goods within Great Britain and into Northern Ireland as from 1st January 2021. The introduction of UKCA [UK Conformity Assessed] marking is a new UK product marking that will be used for goods being placed on the market of Great Britain. The UKCA marking alone cannot be used for goods placed on the Northern Ireland market, which requires CE marking or UK[NI] marking. Goods which are affixed with ‘CE’ marking and meeting obligations of the EU’s Construction Product Regulation may still be placed on the UK market until 1st January 2022. From 1st January 2022 ‘CE’ marking will not be recognised in Great Britain for areas covered by government guidance. However, products bearing the ‘CE’ marking will still be valid for sale in the UK so long as they are also UKCA marked and compliant with the relevant UK guidance around conformity.
Knauf UK are aware and are making necessary steps to ensure compliance and will advise our customers accordingly.