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Brexit: New Conformity Assessment Markings

The UK Government has published new guidance on how businesses place manufactured goods on the market in NI and GB.

This guidance (in the links below) will become mandatory for businesses as of 1 January 2022 so it is crucial that you are aware of it, act on it, and share with your supply chain. 

UKNI Marking

  • This guide tells you how to use the new UKNI marking in Northern Ireland. There is a separate guide for placing goods on the market in Great Britain (below) where the UKCA marking must be used.
  • The UKNI marking is a new conformity marking for products placed on the market in Northern Ireland (NI) which have undergone mandatory third-party conformity assessment by a body based in the UK.
  • The UKNI marking is not used if you are able to self-declare your goods are compliant, under the relevant EU legislation that applies in NI, or if you use an EU Notified Body for any mandatory conformity assessment/testing. In these cases you can still use the CE marking to place goods on the Northern Ireland market.

UKCA Marking

  • The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking is the new product marking which must be used to demonstrate that certain goods are compliant with the new UK rules.
  • This new product marking that demonstrates that certain goods are compliant with UK regulations and is used when these goods are placed on the market in Great Britain.
  • It covers all goods which previously required the CE marking and aerosol containers (which previously required the reverse epsilon marking).
  • It does not apply to existing stock, such as goods which were fully manufactured, CE marked and placed on the market before 1 January 2021
  • Detailed guidance