Two-year CE marking extension announced

Businesses will be given an additional 2-years to apply new product safety marking, giving thousands of businesses the freedom to focus on growth, Business Secretary Grant Shapps has announced this week. 

The UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking has been introduced as part of the UK’s own robust regulatory framework. It shows that products comply with UK product safety regulations which are designed to protect consumers.

However, given the difficult economic conditions created by post-pandemic shifts in demand and supply, alongside Putin’s war in Ukraine and the associated high energy prices, the Government does not want to burden business with the requirement to meet the original (31 December 2022) deadline.

The Government will continue to recognise the CE marking for 2-years, therefore allowing businesses until 31 December 2024 to prepare for the UKCA marking. Businesses can also use the UKCA marking, giving them flexibility to choose which marking to apply.

The Government has confirmed that there will be different rules for different products, including, marine equipment. Government departments are expected to announce sector specific arrangements.

The RYA will share further guidance as it is announced by Government. 

For further information relating to CE marking, visit the GOV.UK website. 


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