BREXIT; CE and UKCA/UKNI Markings – What you need to know

If you are a manufacturer or distributor based in the UK or situated in the EU and you want to continue to trade within the UK and/or the EU on and after 1st January 2021 you need to understand the changes that will affect your trading capabilities. 

The UK is currently in a transition period until the end of 2020 while the UK and EU negotiates additional arrangements. The current rules on trade, travel and business for the UK and EU continue to apply during the transition period. New rules take effect on the 1st January 2021. 

The BBA can support and guide you through these changes to product compliance for both the UK and EU markets. 

These changes are centered around the changes to CE marking and the introduction for UKCA and UKNI marking. 

To make sure we are serving all BBA clients with the most up to date information we are keeping up to date with all UK Government, EU and industry guidance, continuing our strong relationship with the key players within the construction industry.  

We will continue to inform you and refresh the information found on the BBA website in line with the latest communication and regulatory updates. 

Note: BBA Agrément and HAPAS Certificates are unaffected by BREXIT. The BBA will also continue its wide range of activities that are independent of the UK’s status within the EU. 

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What is CE marking?

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By placing the CE marking on a product a manufacturer is declaring conformity with all of the legal requirements to achieve CE marking.

  • Mandatory for ALL applicable products placed on the EU market. This does not change.
  • Existing CE marking will be recognised in the UK until 1st January 2022.
  • UKCA and UKNI marking will replace CE marking for products placed on the UK market.
  • The UKCA and UKNI marking will not be recognised on the EU market.

www.gov.uk/guidance/construction-products-regulation-from-1-january-2021

What is UKCA marking?

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UKCA marking will replace CE marking for any products that are or will be placed in the UK market.

  • Mandatory for NEW applicable products placed on the UK market from 1st January 2021.
  • Mandatory for ALL applicable products placed on the UK market from 1st January 2022.
  • Existing CE marking will be recognised in the UK until 1st January 2022.

Note: Conformity tasks must be carried out by a UK Approved Body.
Northern Ireland will conform to the same requirements but under a UKNI marking.

www.gov.uk/guidance/construction-products-regulation-from-1-january-2021

What is UKNI marking?

UKNI marking will replace CE marking for any products that are or will be placed in the Northern Ireland market.

  • Mandatory for NEW applicable products placed on the Northern Ireland market from 1st January 2021.
  • Mandatory for ALL applicable products placed on the Northern Ireland market from 1st January 2022.
  • Conformity tasks must be carried out by a UK or Northern Ireland Approved Body.

For further information, please see link below.

www.gov.uk/guidance/construction-products-regulation-from-1-january-2021

Things you need to consider

Moving to UKCA and UKNI marking will take different forms depending on factors that affect you such as: 

  • The nation in which your company is based 
  • The markets you sell into 
  • Whether your product is covered by a harmonised standard or not 
  • Your AVCP level (where applicable) 
  • Whether your third-party conformity tasks are carried out by a UK or EU notified body 
  • Whether your ETA was issued by a UK or EU TAB (Technical Approval Body) 
  • Whether it is an existing product or a new product (i.e. whether it was CE marked at the end of 2020 
Marketplace Type of goods (see list of product areas below) Accepted marking or combination of markings*
Placing goods on the market in Northern Ireland Manufactured goods being placed on the market in NI using an EU conformity assessment body


Manufactured goods being placed on the market in NI using a UK-based body

CE


CE and UKNI

Placing goods on the market in Great Britain Manufactured goods being placed on the GB market until the end of 2021


Manufactured goods placed on the GB market from 1 Jan 2022

UKCA or CE


UKCA

Placing qualifying Northern Ireland goods on the market in Great Britain (unfettered access) Qualifying Northern Ireland goods being placed on the GB market under unfettered access CE

or

CE and UKNI

Placing goods on the EU market Manufactured goods being placed on the EU market CE

Note: If you’re a Northern Ireland business,  you’ll still be able to place qualifying Northern Ireland goods on the GB market with an EU conformity assessment marking, such as the CE marking, after 31 December 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions – Online Webinar 

Partnering with SPRA and LRWA, we recently presented an online workshop about the UKCA & CE markings.

The online webinar explains in detail about the current status of the marking, along with potential outcomes following a Brexit No Deal or Deal.

The questions submitted in this webinar, can also be found in the next section, under Frequently Asked Questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

If your question hasn’t been answered in the FAQ section, please contact us below:

Note: Information updated as of November 24th 2020

General

UKCA Marking will come into force on 1st January 2021.
CE Marking will continue to be recognised in the UK until the end of 2021*
Only products with UKCA Marking will be accepted in England, Scotland and Wales from 1st January 2022

* As long as on deal is agreed and UK and EU regulations remain aligned to the same standards.

The BBA Agrément Certificates will be unaffected and remain the same as they are, outside of the CPR (Construction Products Regulation) regime. The same is true of the BBA’s standard accredited testing and inspection activities. The BBA is accredited and covered by UKAS, which is still a signatory to all of the relevant International mutual recognition schemes.

The only areas which may be affected are the CPR activities themselves. The complexity of this lies in a number of factors, including (but not limited to):

  • the country you are based in
  • the markets you sell into
  • whether you’re using a harmonised European Standard route or an ETA (European Technical Assessment)
  • the AVCP (Assessment and Verification of Constancy of Performance) level
  • whether you currently have your third-party conformity tasks carried out by a UK or EU body
  • where your ETA was issued
  • whether your product is an existing or new product,
  • whether it’s been altered in any way

Due to the complexities around this, we’re advising that if you are in any doubt whatsoever, you contact the BBA to gain clarity on this directly affects your case specifically me format as those currently used as part of CE marking.

  • If you are not required to have CE Marking on your product, then there is nothing you need to do.
  • If you have CE Marking at the moment, you can to arrange to transfer to UKCA Marking before the end of 2021. The BBA will be a UK Notified Body and a UK Technical Assessment Body, and will be able to offer conformity assessment services in support of this.
  • You may also want to make a minor amendment to your Agrément certificate to add the reference to your UKCA Marking.

Most products that currently require a CE Marking will need a UKCA Marking before 2022. The BBA can work with you to make sure that all the products that require this or any other marking conform to future regulations.

If a trade deal is reached this would change things, but how is unclear. It would be likely that mutual recognition of marking would be created, rather than scrapping plans altogether.

The BBA are making a conscious effect to keep time and costs down to a minimum in all circumstances taking into consideration the uncertainty that we all currently face.

The BBA can currently give guidance on costs on an ad-hoc basis.

Any costs are caveated by the fact that a lot of questions still remain unanswered and other elements cannot be controlled.

If there are significant changes made by the UK Government, the EU costs and processes will need to be reassessed.

Yes.

We are keeping up to date with UK Government, EU and industry guidance, but these do change over time, and we will continue to update our information in line with that.

The most significant issue that could change this information is whether a UK/EU trade deal is negotiated, and if so what the terms are.

The information could also change again after the end of the transition period, if a trade deal is negotiated later.

No. The BBA continues to be covered by the existing accreditation arrangements. These will be automatically transferred to allow the BBA to carry out the same functions in support of UKCA / UKNI marking.

No. It is likely that EU and UK standards will diverge at some point in the future. We’re anticipating that the UK will still be involved with CE, feeding into the development of standards to the EU. But it is likely, particularly with building safety changes, that we will see some divergence.

The BBA will be contacting all FPC certificate holders during November and will enquire as to whether a UKCA mark is needed on an ongoing basis.

If you only need UKCA marking, again as with ETA conditions, you will be able to use your existing FPC certification to support your UKCA marking, so it wouldn’t need to be reissued. If you do want to reissue with the UK Approved Body number, this can be done for you.

If you only need CE marking, the BBA’s EU Notified Body partner can reissue your FPC certificates under their own Notified Body status.

If you need both, the BBA can perform the two actions above so that the UKCA will be covered by the BBA, while the BBA’s EU Notified Body partner will issue a new FPC certificate under their own name.

For a full description and clarification on this topic, please use the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/construction-products-regulation-from-1-january-2021

Distributors will be classified as importers, mostly bringing in products to the UK from a third country. This means that there are changes and obligations on distributors.

Distributors will need to take more responsibility for the products, and for ensuring that the assessments and AVCP requirements have been carried out, and that the correct conformity marking and labelling is correct on that product. This will naturally depend on exactly what your position is as distributor, where the product is manufactured and where you intend to distribute it.

There will be no additional responsibilities to a distributor if someone has already placed a good on the UK or EU market before you sell it in Great Britain.

Note: Distributors will have until 2022 to get this in place as CE marking in the UK market will continue to be valid throughout 2021 for products that were already CE marked.

If you are distributing a new product that is being placed in the UK market for the first time, you will have to undergo UKCA marking.

Yes. Essentially the legislation is already in place for this to occur.

No, but they are expected to follow the same format as those currently used as part of CE marking.

The European Commission has used a slightly different definition to everybody else on this. The two phrases used are;

1 – When a product is placed on the market

2 – When a product is made available on the market

These relate back to Article 2 of the CPR (Construction Products Regulations), which gives these definitions;

‘A product placed on the market – is the first time it was placed on the market. These definitions have been used in the withdrawal agreement between the EU and the UK and in the government guidance.’

‘Placing on the market is available for sale on the market and therefore it would be each individual unit needs to be placed on the market by a certain date rather than the product in its CE mark state. ‘

This information is conflicting and the BBA is currently looking for clarity around this.

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.

For UKCA marking, the UKCA mark product will continue to whatever the current UK designated standard is. So if the EU version of the standard changes and the UK version doesn’t, then the UKCA marking stays the same.

You will still need to take action to ensure you comply with new importer responsibilities if you are placing a product on the GB market from the EU market.

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 changes are minor formulation changes that do not affect the performance of the product, this may not be substantial enough to be classed as a new product.

Please contact the BBA for further information on any bespoke product changes in the first instance.

UKCA Marking

Yes. It should be visible on the product, unless the size or nature of the product makes this impossible. The UKCA marking needs to be affixed visibly, legibly and indelibly to the construction product or to a label attached to it. Where this is not possible or not warranted on account of the nature of the product, it shall be affixed to the packaging or to the accompanying documents.

No. It needs to be on the product unless the size or nature of the product makes this impossible.

In this situation you could end up using all three of the marks; The CE mark for Ireland, UKNI for Northern Ireland and UKCA for the GB market.

It is expected that they will, but at the moment we don’t have a definite answer.

The only territory we have specific rules for is Northern Ireland but it is expected they will follow something similar under a different framework.

At the time of writing (1st November 2020) it is still unclear.

The BBA are expecting to be able to accept an EU member state Notified Body test as long as the standards are the same. However this would be inconsistent with the position being taken by the EU with respect to UK Notified Body reports. We are currently seeking clarification from the relevant government departments involved.

Yes, at the moment this is what is expected.

UK assessment documents are to be created which would be the basis for a UK technical assessment in order to support UKCA marking on a voluntary basis.

No, this does not apply to existing stock. For example, if your good was fully manufactured and ready to place on the market before 1st January 2021, you do not need to use the UKCA marking. The following does apply however;

  • Only on the GB market
  • Only until 31 December 2021
  • From 1st January 2022, you will need to use the UKCA marking

Yes, but both logos should be placed so that neither impedes the visibility of the other.

UKNI Marking

Companies who are based in Northern Ireland are in a unique position, depending on where the goods will be sold the use of the CE marking and/or either a combination of CE and UKNI marking or the UKCA and UKNI could be used. There is also the possibility that a UK Approved Body could mark a Northern Ireland product with the CE / UKNI combined mark. More information on this is to follow.

For products already placed on the UK market (or in any EU country) from Northern Ireland before 1st January 2021; these goods can continue to circulate until they reach the end-user. You don’t need to do anything.

Note: A good is ‘placed on the market’ when a written or verbal agreement (or offer of an agreement) to transfer ownership or possession or other rights in the product. This does not require physical transfer of the good.

Yes. Any UK AB can re-assess Northern Ireland products for the Northern Ireland market.

From the 1st January 2022, CE Marking will not be recognised in GB, but will be recognised in NI. If it’s a NI manufacturer placing products in the GB market, they will need a UKCA Marking in addition to a CE Marking.

To sell a product into the NI market, an NI company will need either a CE Marking (from an EU body) or a CE and UKNI Marking (from a UK body).

There are some caveats to this and qualifying Northern Ireland goods can still be sold in the GB market with an EU conformity assessment marking (such as CE Marking) if the following apply;

  • You currently apply the CE marking to your good on the basis of self-declaration
  • Any mandatory third-party conformity assessment was carried out by an EU-recognised notified body
  • The certificate of conformity previously held by a UK approved body has been transferred to an EU-recognised notified body
  • Any mandatory third-party conformity assessment was carried out by a UK based body and you are therefore using the CE marking with new UKNI marking.

This will still be applicable even if there are changes between the EU rules that the Northern Ireland Protocol applies to and the GB rules.

You will need to make sure that;

  • Goods are labelled with your company’s details
  • The correct conformity assessment procedures have been carried out and the correct technical documentation is available
  • The goods have the correct EU conformity markings
  • Goods conform with the relevant essential requirements (could be EU requirements)

CE Marking

Yes, if your marking is provided by a NB (Notified Body) registered in the EU.
If your CE Marking is carried out by a UK NB your CE Marking will not be valid unless a deal is agreed and the stipulations of this deal.
Current CE Marking will be recognised in both the EU and the UK until 2022.

For a full description and clarification on this topic, please use the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/placing-manufactured-goods-on-the-eu-market-from-1-january-2021

If you’ve already placed your goods on the market, in an EU country, or in the UK before 1st January 2021, you do not need to do anything if you use an EU NB (Notified Body).

  • For products already placed on the market, CE marking will continue to be recognised in the UK market for one year. For new products or newly-marked products, a new marking will be required.
  • For products already placed on the UK market (or in any EU country) from Northern Ireland before 1st January 2021; these goods can continue to circulate until they reach the end-user. You don’t need to do anything.

Note: A good is ‘placed on the market’ when a written or verbal agreement (or offer of an agreement) to transfer ownership or possession or other rights in the product. This does not require physical transfer of the good.

Yes.  A product could potentially require all three marks if it’s to be sold in all three areas.

In these instances, the CPA (Construction Products Association) have suggested that the marks are positioned quite separately, and clearly, to avoid confusion, although one of the government examples of a logo has them lying quite closely next to each other. This is, however, to be confirmed.

Yes.

The BBA will function as both the UK technical assessment body equivalent to a TAB for a wide range of construction products, and will also serve as a UK Approved Body (equivalent to the current NB (Notified Body)) for product certification system, plus FPC (Factory Production Control) and system three testing.

At the time of writing the details have not yet been finalised by the Government.

If you have a CE mark from an EU notified body and you’re selling in Northern Ireland, you only need a CE marking which will continue to be acceptable in Northern Ireland only.

No, unfortunately the current CE Marking in Europe will not be accepted. If you want to export and if you want a CE Mark; the answer is no if it’s a UK Body supporting the CE Marking.

It will be accepted for UKCA Marking and you can transfer to a UKCA mark without doing anything. But if you wish to export,  you are going to have to have an EU based organisation to support the CE Marking.

BBA Specific

Yes. The BBA will keep the same notified body number: 0836.

What is yet to be confirmed however is the syntax attributed to this number, but we will provide further clarification once we have received confirmation.

Yes. The BBA is working hard to make sure all of its clients are properly informed and serviced to conform with transitional dates and deadlines by having the adequate capacity, knowledge and understanding into this topic.

To sell on the EU market, you will need to continue to CE Mark your product.

You can continue to CE mark for existing products until the end of 2021, without UKCA for the UK market.

UKCA Marking is mandatory for new products covered by an existing harmonised European Standard from 1st  January 2021, on the assumption that BSI will publish parallel Standards by this date.

UKCA Marking for products not covered by a harmonised Standard is voluntary.

From 2022, CE marking is no longer accepted and UKCA is mandatory for all products covered by a harmonised Standard (ie not just new ones).

To sell in Northern Ireland, you will  need a CE marking (if applicable). If you don’t you must use the  UKNI mark.

More than one mark can be used if you are selling to multiple markets.

The BBA can provide you with the third-party Certification that you need for your UKCA Marking.

BSI will keep the same numbering system for European Standards carried over, but with a new prefix. The BBA certificate is an independent statement of fitness for purpose. The adequacy of the product for defined application is not going to change as a result of changing a the prefix of a Standard.

The default position would be to update the Standard number at the next review and reissue of the certificates.

The BBA isn’t imposing additional costs on certificate holders to revise the certificates purely to update harmonised standard numbers or prefixes.

If individual clients feel it’s important that their certificate should reflect the current standards, the BBA can do this.

There is no change in the status of your BBA Agrément Certificate. The BBA Agrément Certificate remains the most robust and comprehensive approval in the UK for construction products and systems, both for innovative products and more established ones. As the UK moves away from the CE Marking scheme, independent UK third-party verification of the performance of products is likely to become increasingly important to specifiers and end-users.

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ETA (European Technical Assessment)

If you need to continue to sell into the UK market, we believe that you do not have to transfer your ETA into a UKTA.

If you wish for the BBA to reissue the certificate under the UK-notified body number, this can be done, but is not an essential requirement.

In the case of selling to the EU market, where CE marking is concerned, you will be required to have your ETA copied across to an EU TAB (Technical Assessment Body) by the end of 2020.

We have already contacted all of our BBA ETA holders to find out if they want to convert their ETA to UKTA (UK Technical Assessment), and whether they want to transfer or duplicate the technical files to our EU partner TAB, or whether they want to do both or, in fact, neither. This decision will ultimately depend on the markets you intend to sell into.

Note: The Government has advised that existing certificates from UK Notified Bodies will be treated as if they were issued under the new UK framework, which means that you would only be required to update your existing ETA, which will support your UKCA marking.

They will continue to be valid for UKCA marking.

They will not, however be valid for CE marking, unless further agreement between the UK and EU is reached.

We will work with our partner to deliver the most efficient and cost effective service, which will depend on the individual circumstances. If you are concerned as to a particular ongoing contract, please contact the BBA as soon as possible.

Yes.

The Withdrawal Agreement makes it clear that both the EU and the UK are keen that operator do not have to double their efforts.

The BBA can work with you and our EU TAB partner to transfer technical file information so that the process of moving to a UK TAB and having a UKTA issued is as smooth as possible.

If you sell into the EU, you must have a CE Marking. Note that UK Government guidance states ‘If you’ve already placed your goods on the market in an EU country (or in the UK) before 1 January 2021, you do not need to do anything.’ Although you may need to change to a EU NB (Notified Body).

For the future, if you are placing new goods on the market in the EU and the UK, you may choose to have both CE Marking and UKCA Marking.

The BBA has arrangements in place with a European partner so that ETA technical files can be transferred between bodies to minimise duplication of conformity assessment. If this is necessary, you will enter a contract between you, the BBA and our European partner. The European TAB will then be able to reissue your ETA. Your CE Marking label will need to change to identify the new TAB.

NB (Notified Bodies)

UKCA and UKNI marks require that third party assessment activities carried out are done by a UK Approved Body, while CE marking assessment activities need to be carried out by an EU Notified  Body. The BBA has formed A partnership with an EU Notified Body to prevent any duplication of activity and to facilitate an efficient process for our clients.

At the moment no there isn’t, but this is under discussion. The BBA has been asked whether they we would be prepared to stay as an observer on EOTA, which we’ve agreed to, but would hope for a more active role.

It is likely that there will be a UK equivalent to EOTA and the BBA are, together with other UK TABS, engaging with MHCLG to progress this, but there has been no official UK guidance as yet.

Both the UK and the EU wish to minimise duplication of efforts and costs by the manufacturers.

The BBA and the CPA (Construction Products Association) have asked the Government for clarity on this issue. Unfortunately, there is not definitive answer to this yet, and there is a lot of uncertainty around any answer.

At present it does appear that the EU will refuse to accept such testing and that retesting by an EU Notified Body will be required. MHCLG have stressed that negotiations are ongoing in an attempt to arrive at mutual recognition of EU and UK Notified Bodies.

As soon as we have additional clarity around this topic, we will confirm the situation.

There are differences of opinion, but essentially yes, as far as is possible.

In Government guidance it states that EU Notified Bodies are required to share information with UK Approved Bodies, when requested by a certificate holder. The UK approved body should do the same with EU notified bodies.

This will help facilitate the issue of new certificates of conformity were needed, without the need to repeat the entire certification process.

If you are selling within the UK and wish to update your CE Marking to UKCA Marking, the BBA will be able to reissue your report under its UK Notified Body number. The BBA will be able to do this from January 1st 2021. If your product changes in the future, and you wish to continue selling on the UK Market, you will need to have the product reassessed by the BBA.

The report will not be accepted by the EU in support of CE marking and, unless further agreement is reached, retesting will be necessary.

Other Information

It is expected that the requirements for UKCA marking will be initially equivalent to those for CE marking, except that any third-party conformity tasks will need to be carried out by a UK AB rather than an EU NB. This means that for ongoing surveillance or any new testing, a UK AB must be used.

The mandatory (designated standard) vs voluntary (UKTA) marking status is also expected to remain the same as the current system.

It is expected that the requirements for UKCA marking will be initially equivalent to those for CE marking, except that any third-party conformity tasks must be carried out by a UK AB rather than an EU AB. This means that for ongoing surveillance or any new testing, a UK AB must be used.

The mandatory (designated standard) vs voluntary (UKTA – UK Technical Assessment) marking status is also expected to remain the same as the current system.

We will re-issue your certification from the BBA as a UK Approved Body as soon as possible after the year starts for a nominal fee so that your UKCA Marking can be put in place in plenty of time before CE Marking stops being recognised in the UK. Note that if you sell on the Northern Ireland market as well as in the GB, you will need to display UK(NI) marking as well as UKCA Marking.

You will continue to require CE Marking. We will work in contract with you and our European partner and if possible to transfer your files to them so that your CE Marking is supported by a Notified Body in an EU member state. In many cases, we may be able to continue to carry out the factory inspections for continuity.

In some cases, this may not be possible and you will need to source a new Notified Body in the EU. The BBA can in individual circumstances and will be notifying BBA client.

You will need both CE Marking and possibly UKCA Marking, depending on whether your CE marking is based on the mandatory route (via harmonised Standards) or the voluntary option (vie ETAs) . If the latter, it is likely that you will be able to choose whether to UKCA mark or not.

If appropriate, we will re-issue your certification from the BBA as a UK Approved Body as soon as possible after the year starts for a nominal fee so that your UKCA Marking can be put in place in plenty of time before CE Marking stops being recognised in the UK. Note that if you sell on the Northern Ireland market as well as in the GB, you will need to display UK(NI) marking as well as UKCA Marking.

We will also work with you and our European partners to transfer your files to them so that your CE Marking is supported by a Notified Body in an EU member state. In many cases, we may be able to continue to carry out the factory inspections for continuity.

Further details of this process will be released later in the year, once there is more definitive information on whether a UK / EU trade deal has been negotiated. An application form will be available at that time for you to provide us with the necessary information.

What other elements are changing?

As of January 1st 2021, the following elements are changing:

 

What we have now Equivalent to What we will have after 31st December 2020
CPR = UK CPR
Harmonised European standards  = UK Designated Standards shown as BS EN XXXXX 
CE marking in the GB market  = UKCA marking (United Kingdom Conformity Assessed Marking) 
CE marking in the NI market  = UKNI marking (United Kingdom Northern Ireland Marking) 
Technical Assessment Body (TAB)  = UK Technical Assessment Body 
Notified Body (NB)  = UK Notified Body 
European Approval Document (EAD)  = UK Approval Document (UKAD) 
European Technical Assessment (ETA)  = UK Technical Assessment (UKTA) 
NANDO database  = UK Approved Body database (exact name not known) 
Notified Body Number XXXX  = UK Notified Body Number UKXXXX (due to be issued by 31st December) 
Self-declared CE mark for System 4 products  = Self-declared CE or UKCA / UKNI mark for System 4 products  

What can we do to help?

To help with this transition BBA will be able to:  

  • Carry out a range of accredited and Notified testing in support of UKCA and UKNI markings or other certification, such as Agrément and HAPAS certification or Certificates of Conformity in the UK 
  • Provide UK Notified Body reports in support of UKCA and UKNI marking 
  • Offer Factory Production Control certification if you need third-party inspection 
  • Prepare UK Assessment Documents, and issue UK Technical Assessment Certificates, if you choose to voluntarily UKCA and/or UKNI mark a product that is not associated with a harmonised standard (which will be adopted in the UK as ‘designated standards’)
  • Liaise with our European partners to mirror your UKCA and UKNI marking needs into support for CE marking 
  • Offer the full range of accredited activities shown on our UKAS schedules, in product certification, management systems certification, inspection and testing  
  • Combine activities to save you time and money – for example, by combining Agrément factory production control visits with FPC 2+ visits and management systems certification (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001)

There is additional information for all our clients that currently hold a BBA product, in a post that was issued 28th September 2020 – The Impact of BREXIT on Your BBA Products 

The UK Government sources below can help if you require any further detailed information that is not provided on the BBA website. You can also ask us directly using the FAQ section or get in touch with us using brexit@bbacerts.co.uk and we will try to provide the information you need. 

The EU Construction Products Regulation 

UK adoption of CPR as a ‘designated standard’ 

UK Government guidance on the CPR from 1-1-2021 

UK Government – placing goods on the UK market 

UK Government – using the UKCA mark 

Contact BBA now for help with your CE, UKCA and UKNI Markings before January 1st 2021
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AVCP (Assessment and Verification of Constancy of Performance) 

CPR (Construction Products Regulation) 

DoP (Declaration of Performance) 

EAD (European Assessment Document) 

ETA (European Technical Assessment) 

EU (European Union) 

hEN (harmonised European Standard 

TAB (Technical Assessment Body) 

The impact of Brexit on your BBA products

The UK has left the European Union, and at the end of 2020, the transition period is due to end. At this point, the UK may no longer be working to European Union systems, particularly if a trade deal is not negotiated. The UK Government has issued several guidance updates recently, and we have therefore updated our information to clients. Please use the options below to find the information for your BBA product.

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