U.K. National Marks

UL & ift Rosenheim Working Together

Datum: 04.02.2021

As the United Kingdom has now left the European Union, the compliance requirements for the U.K. are changing from the CE Mark to be replaced by two new national markings, UKCA and UKNI, for Great Britain and Northern Ireland respectively.

You can read more at the linked website [here] but in summary, products that are to be placed on the U.K. market before the end of 2021 and which have been CE Marked before 2021 will continue to be accepted until 31 December 2021. Products placed on the U.K. market from 1 January 2021 onwards may be supported by a U.K. National Mark although this is not mandatory until the end of 2021. The UKCA marking will need to be used immediately after January 1, 2021, if the product is only marketed in Great Britain and is covered by legislation. CE marking can continue for use in N.I.

Each scenario is shown in the figures in this article.

The UK has already published equivalent Designated Standards which mirror existing European Standards although the alternative route for European Technical Approvals is not yet in place.

In order to mark the products with a UKCA or UKNI Mark a producer will need to engage a U.K. Conformity Assessment Body, which will work to support the process in a similar way to CE Marking. UL International (UK) Ltd is such an Approved Body as shown via the linked scope [here].


UL & ift Rosenheim Working Together

In order to provide the most streamlined process for your products to be covered by the U.K. National Marks and also CE marking UL and ift Rosenheim [as a Notified Body for CE Marking linked here] will further develop our co-operation, beyond the combined testing services already in place [shown here and here], to offer a combined service for either or both Marks. UL & ift Rosenheim will work together to accept the same test data and factory inspections to keep costs and resource impacts to a minimum.

We hope this information is of interest to you in reducing, as much as possible, any duplication of testing and inspections and if so please contact UL or ift Rosenheim to discuss this further.



Roland Fischer

E-Mail: fischer@ift-rosenheim.de
Tel.: +49 8031 261-2464