Posted 4th February

Govt reveals product safety mark in event of no-deal Brexit

4th February 2019 - 13:11pm
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The Government has published the design for a new UK product safety mark to replace the European Union’s CE safety symbol in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Household fridges and freezers, and appliances burning gaseous fuels are among the products currently required to carry the CE mark, which shows that the products are compliant with relevant EU regulatory requirements.

The Government said that in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the EU will “stop recognising the competency of UK-based notified bodies to assess products for the EU market”. This means manufacturers using UK-based notified bodies to assess products against the requirements of EU law will no longer be able to apply CE marking.

The Government said its plan is to reclassify UK notified bodies to UK approved bodies, which will be eligible to assess products against relevant UK requirements and issue the UK marking to compliant products.

It added that manufacturers will be given a grace period in the event of a no-deal Brexit to start marking products with the new UKCA mark, and noted that products being exported to the EU will continue to require the CE marking alongside UKCA marking.

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