News of 26 August 2021
Transition period UKCA extended to 1.1.2023
Through our contacts to testing bodies in England, we have recently learned that the UK government has decided to extend the transition period for CE-marked products by one year to 1.1.2023. Until then, products with the CE marking can continue to be placed on the market in our area in the UK and the UKCA (United Kingdom Conformity Assessed) marking introduced in January 2021 is therefore not yet mandatory until then.
Andrea Horsthemke, head of the Testing Institute Locks and Hardware Velbert [Prüfinstitut Schlösser und Beschläge Velbert (PIV)], and Stephan Schmidt, Managing Director of the Association of German Lock and Fittings Manufacturers [Fachverband Schloss- und Beschlagindustrie (FVSB)] and the Quality Assurance Association Locks and Hardware (Gütegemeinschaft Schlösser und Beschläge e. V.), are relieved as this extension takes the pressure off the processes. "In several cases the processes are running very slowly due to the overload of the inspection bodies in England and the deadline of 1.1.2022 would not have been possible", says Andrea Horsthemke.
The official text from UKAS can be found here: