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UKCA mark deadline delayed until 2025

UK: The UK government has extended the deadline for the implementation of the UKCA mark and will continue to recognise the CE marking until the end of 2024. 

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

The government said that the extension had been made in view of the current difficult economic conditions and the extra burden on business created by the 31 December 2022 deadline. The mark was originally due to be implemented on January 1 2022.

“This move will give businesses the breathing space and flexibility they need at this crucial time and ensure that our future system for product safety marking is fit for purpose, providing the highest standard for consumers without harming businesses,” commented business secretary Grant Shapps.

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