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What is the definition of a “new product”? If the product with CE certification exists in the EU and is introduced to the UK, is that “new”?
New means the first time that it is offered for sale on the UK market - it does not matter that it has previously been sold elsewhere. We suggest confirming the specifics with MHLG if this poses an issue. [...]
The lines are blurred here but, in the opinion of the BBA, a good rule of thumb would be the declaration of performance (DoP). If you are making changes that affect this, that would constitute a new product. If these [...]
You will still need to take action to ensure you comply with new importer responsibilities if you are placing a product from the EU onto the GB market. << Back to FAQ's
If a product is assessed to a harmonised standard, but that standard changes in EU, will the UKCA marked product continue to the old standard? Or will the UK automatically follow the changes of the end standard?
For UKCA Marking, the UKCA Mark product will continue to whatever the current UK Designated standards is. So if the EU version of the standard changes and the UK version doesn’t, then the UKCA Marking stays the same. [...]
In the future when UK standards may deviate from the harmonised European Norms, will this be done through BSI standards? Would there be a new British Standard issued with a new number if UK wishes to deviate from EN?
The BSI will issue and maintain the UK versions of European Standards and initially will be aligned. Over time, there is likely to be some divergence. << Back to FAQ's
When is a product considered to be a new product on the market and therefore UKCA marked as from 2020 / January 2021?
References in the GB regime to ‘the market’ will mean the Great Britain market, rather than meaning the EU market. Apart from that, these definitions will be unchanged and so operators do not need to change their approach in this [...]
No, but they are expected to follow the same format as those currently used as part of CE Marking. << Back to FAQ's