News of 16 November 2022

 

Transition period UKCA for many products extended to 31.12.2024 - special regulations for construction products not yet known

UKCA_filled.svgAs we have learned from the homepage of the British government, the UK government has decided to extend the transition period for CE-marked products to 31.12.2024 again. Until then, products with the CE marking can continue to be placed on the market in the UK and the UKCA (United Kingdom Conformity Assessed) marking introduced in January 2021 is therefore not yet mandatory until then. So far, however, this postponement does not yet apply to all products. This also includes construction products. The ministries responsible for the sectors concerned are currently making sector-specific regulations. The legislation is expected to be passed shortly.

The Testing Institute Locks and Hardware Velbert [Prüfinstitut Schlösser und Beschläge Velbert (PIV)], is hoping for a postponement of the transition period for construction products as well. "This extension would take the pressure off the processes and give manufacturers the necessary time for the changeover," says Andrea Horsthemke, head of the Testing Institute Locks and Hardware Velbert.

The official information from the British government on this can be found here:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/using-the-ukca-marking#full-publication-update-history

 

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