Post Brexit Product Conformity
In their most recent Brexit Guidelines* (March 2022), the UK Government has published guidance for the placing of goods within Great Britain and into Northern Ireland as from 1st January 2022.
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 June 2025. From June 2025 ‘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 will continue to monitor Government guidelines in respect of product conformity, and introduce legislative changes as they become entrenched in UK law. Any, and all changes will be clearly communicated to all customers of Knauf UK & Ireland.
Knauf CE Marking
From 1 July 2013 the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) came fully into force making it mandatory for products that fall within the scope of a harmonised European standard (hEN) to display CE marking. The CE mark indicates that a particular construction product can be legally placed in European Economic Area (EEA) member states and is based on the principal that the product specification, and therefore the product, is ‘fit for purpose’.
All Knauf products affected by the CPR are now fully compliant and CE marked for EEA area.