Indefinite CE Mark recognition in Great Britain

Today, 1 August 2023, the United Kingdom announced indefinite CE mark recognition. The previous deadline, prolonged in November 2022, was December 2024. With this new extension, the United Kingdom aims to ease burdens and grow the economy. Most importantly, a longer CE Marking recognition in the UK prevented the 2024 deadline from causing further uncertainties and additional costs for businesses.

Manufacturers benefiting from a longer CE Marking recognition

The indefinite CE Marking recognition applies to 18 regulations that fall under the Department for Business and Trade (DBT). Among others, electronics, toys, machinery, pressure equipment, equipment for potentially explosive atmospheres (ATEX), and personal protective equipment (PPE) will benefit from the new indefinite extensions. Different rules exist for medical devices, construction products, marine equipment, cableways, transportable pressure equipment, unmanned aircraft systems, rail products, and ecodesign. Currently, CE-marked medical devices, for instance, will be allowed on the market in Great Britain after the current deadline of 30 June 2023 and according to the latest EU transitional period.

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