What is the UKCA Mark?
The UKCA Mark stands for UK Conformity Assessed, and is a certification mark that indicates conformity with the applicable requirements for products sold within Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales). This shares similarities to the CE marking; however, this will no longer be suitable for goods in the UK, following our departure from the European Union.
CE Marking will still be certified through a Notified Body (EU Member State), whereas the UKCA will be certified by an Approved Body based in the UK. Once granted, a certificate is valid for 5 years and measures must be taken to ensure certification is valid. This is a requirement for both UKCA and CE Marks.
Points of note:
- The CE marking will be recognised in the UK until 1st January 2023, following the recent extension announced by the UK Government.
- The UKCA Marking will replace the CE Marking for product placed on the GB Market
- The UKCA mark will not be recognised in the EU Market
- Goods sold within Northern Ireland will still require CE certification
Whilst Northern Ireland remains part of the UK, goods sold there must still be certified with the CE Marking, as it remains aligned to the European Single Market due to the Northern Ireland Protocol, and the UKCA mark alone will not be sufficient.
Alternatively, the UKNI Marking can be applied and will be recognised in EIRE, but not in EU27 Countries.
Where are Just 1 Source in the process?
In December 2020, as soon as we were made aware of the changes, we started putting our applications together for UKCA markings on all Predator by Ron products. This has enabled us to get ahead of the game and try to beat the backlog of applications which are being submitted by importers and manufacturers Nationwide.
To date, we have submitted all applications and over 60% of our Predator products are now certified, with the UKCA marking being applied to product labels, packaging, and supporting documents.
At this pace, we expect all Predator by Ron products to be fully certified before the end of 2021.
Declaration of Conformity
A Declaration of Conformity is a document which must be available for all products lawfully bearing the UKCA or CE marking. It is recommended that manufacturers have a separate UK Declaration of Conformity to their EU Declaration of Conformity.
These can be found on our website www.just1source.com
To access more information on the UKCA Marking, you can click here to view the Government website.
Alternatively, you can contact our Sales Team to discuss in more depth: