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The UK government announces an indefinite extension of the use of CE marks by businesses


Time:

2023-08-03

On August 1, 2023, the British government officially announced an indefinite extension of the use of the CE logo in enterprises, while retaining the UKCA logo recognition method.

On August 1, 2023, the British government officially announced an indefinite extension of the use of the CE logo in enterprises, while retaining the UKCA logo recognition method.


This extension will provide companies with the flexibility and choice to sell products in the UK using UKCA or CE methods.

Official original link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-government-announces-extension-of-ce-mark-recognition-for-businesses


 

01. Translation of the original announcement

  • The Ministry of Commerce announced the indefinite recognition of the CE mark after the originally scheduled deadline of 2024.
  • As part of the government's push for smarter regulation, this delay will reduce corporate costs and the time required for products to be launched on the market, while benefiting consumers.
  • Extensive contact with the industry to meet the key requirements of enterprises to reduce the burden and promote the growth of the Economy of the United Kingdom.

 

02. 18 Regulations Applicable to DBT Jurisdiction

This involves the field of indefinite use of the CE mark, which is not applicable to construction products, medical devices, cableways, mobile pressure equipment, unmanned aircraft systems, railway products, marine equipment and Ecological design;

18 regulations applicable to the jurisdiction of the Department of Commerce and Trade (DBT) in the UK, specifically including the following products:

  • Toys
  • Pyrotechnic products
  • Leisure boats and personal boats
  • Simple pressure vessel
  • electromagnetic compatibility 
  • Non-automatic Weighing Instruments 
  • Measuring instruments
  • Measuring container bottles
  • elevator
  • Equipment suitable for potentially explosive environments (ATEX)
  • Radio equipment
  • Pressure equipment
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Gas appliances
  • mechanical
  • Equipment for outdoor use
  • aerosol
  • Low voltage electrical equipment
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