Mandatory UKCA Ex Certification Deadline Extended
Businesses will have an additional year to apply new product safety markings such as UKCA Ex (ATEX) for most products placed on the market in England, Scotland and Wales This applies to all goods where businesses were due to begin using the UKCA marking by the end of this year (2021).
The UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking allows the UK to have control over its goods regulations, maintaining the high product safety standards expected in the UK.
Recognising the impact of the pandemic on businesses, the Government has extended the deadline to 1 January 2023 to apply UKCA marks for certain products to demonstrate compliance with product safety regulations, rather than 1 January 2022. The UKCA marking replaces the product safety labelling the UK previously used while a member of the EU, such as the CE mark.