Manufacturers can learn about their responsibilities relating to the new UK goods conformity mark through a government-run webinar series running from January to March.
The UKCA mark replaces the EU’s CE mark on goods being placed on the market in Great Britain, now that the UK has its own regulatory framework in place following EU Exit. In many cases it is already an immediate requirement, although CE marking is still allowed on some goods until the end of 2022.
There are also different rules in Northern Ireland, where requirements are more complex due to ongoing negotiations with the EU.
From January to the start of March 2022, the government is running a series of webinars to provide businesses with an overview of the new responsibilities and regulations.
Businesses that have a role or involvement in the manufacturing or supply of CE or UKCA marked goods in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) can attend webinars on the following topics:
- Adapting to your new responsibilities as an economic operator
- Understanding the routes available for conformity assessment
- Understanding marking and labelling
- Placing goods on the market in Great Britain.
There are also webinars focused on the specific requirements for placing goods on the market in Northern Ireland, as well as dedicated Q&A sessions for those with further questions.
These sessions are designed to provide a general overview for businesses. Specific requirements and legislation relating to different product types can be found in the government’s A to Z of industry guidance.
Greater Manchester manufacturers struggling with the new requirements are encouraged to contact our Manufacturing Team for advice.