If you are a manufacturer or distributor based in the UK or situated in the EU, it’s important that you understand the changes that are happening as they may affect your trading capabilities. This is especially true with CE Marking and the introduction for UKCA Marking. For example. If a product is NOT covered by a Designated Standard, UKCA Marking is voluntary and therefore a UKTA will be required to achieve this mark.
What is a UKTA?
A UKTA is a United Kingdom Technical Assessment which is the means for non-harmonised products to achieve UKCA Marking. The UKTA is the UK equivalent of ETA’s (European Technical Assessments) for non-harmonised products to achieve CE Marking in Europe.
The BBA can support and guide you through these changes for both the UK and EU markets.
To make sure we are serving all BBA clients with the most relevant 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.
In line with Government advice pre the Agreement with the EU, the BBA intends to accept existing reports from EU Notified Bodies for UKCA and UKTAs. However, this is conditional on the confirmation of the UK position by the Government; the BBA is working with MHCLG and BEIS to resolve the issue. If either of these is essential to your business, get in touch with the BBA to discuss your requirements and develop a product roadmap.
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.