With the UK leaving the EU, new rules will be introduced to fill the void left by the EU. One of these significant regulatory transitions was the transition from the EU CE marking, which is a clear indicator that products comply with European product standards, to the newly established United Kingdom Compliance (UKCA).
These regulatory changes will have a major impact on the supply chains that the UK interacts with. Therefore, organizations need to know the details to ensure they are well prepared and minimize potential problems. You can consider the UKCA Mark to indicate that a product has been assessed by the manufacturer and deemed to meet EU safety, health, and environmental protection requirements.
UK Conformity Assessment (UKCA) The UKCA mark is an image printed on all products in the UK including Scotland, Wales, England, and Northern Ireland. This mark replaces the CE mark, which is most commonly used for products known as "New Approach" goods. Labeling is mandatory for all products imported into the country, as it is a binding quality standard for the country.
How do I get the UKCA brand?
There are 3 steps to follow to earn the UKCA Mark. They include:
1. I have decided which guidelines are relevant to your product
Research which directives are relevant to your product that requires the UKCA marking, then start preparing for those directive requirements.
2. Make sure your product meets the guidelines
Once the research is complete, you need to test your products to make sure they meet the requirements of the referral. This can be done through laboratory testing or product risk assessment.
3. Apply for the UKCA Mark as required by the guidelines.
After completing the required documentation and tests, you can apply for the UKCA mark, which complies with the guidelines applicable to your product.