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BACL Newsletter August 2020

Are you ready for UKCA marking?

Although UKCA marking and UK Declaration of Conformity are not implemented yet, there is some information we may be looking into first for preparation as the Brexit is still under discussion.

When to use the UKCA marking:

You will need to apply the new UKCA marking to your product if all of the following apply. Your product:

  • is for the UK market
  • requires mandatory third-party conformity assessment
  • conformity assessment has been carried out by a UK conformity assessment body (a UK based notified body, recognized third party organizations or user inspectorate - referred to collectively as UK notified bodies)

How to use the UKCA marking:

  • UKCA markings must only be placed on a product by you as the manufacturer or your authorized representative (where allowed for in the relevant legislation)
  • when attaching the UKCA marking, you take full responsibility for your product’s conformity with the requirements of the relevant legislation
  • you must only use the UKCA marking to show product conformity with the relevant UK legislation
  • you must not place any marking or sign that may misconstrue the meaning or form of the UKCA marking to third parties
  • you must not attach other markings on the product which affect the visibility, legibility or meaning of the UKCA marking
  • the UKCA marking cannot be placed on products unless there is a specific requirement to do so in the legislation

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