Using the UKCA Marking


The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking is a new UK product marking that is used for goods being placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland). It covers most goods which previously required the CE marking, known as ‘new approach’ goods.


The UKCA marking came into effect on 1 January 2021. However, to allow businesses time to adjust to the new requirements, you will still be able to use the CE marking until 1 January 2023 in most cases.


This guidance, issued by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, explains how to use the UKCA marking. It covers:

  • Check whether you need to use the new UKCA marking.

  • When to use the UKCA marking.

  • How to use the UKCA marking.

  • Technical documentation.

It is available here.


Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy August 2021

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