UK retains EU CE mark despite the Brexit

UK retains EU CE mark despite the Brexit

Last summer, the DBT (Department for Business & Trade) announced its intention to indefinitely recognize the current EU requirements, including CE marking, for the 18 product regulations under the Department's remit.

Following feedback from industry, the DBT introduced legislation to continue the recognition of CE marking indefinitely for a number of other regulations that will benefit products such as vacuum cleaners and televisions. The UK Government is taking a tailored approach to product regulation to ensure that the interests of UK businesses, consumers and the economy are taken into account.

This is part of a series of measures under the Smarter Regulation program to ensure that laws and regulations are better tailored to the interests of UK businesses, consumers and the economy.

This announcement does not apply to regulations for medical devices, construction products, marine equipment, railroad products, cableways, transportable pressure equipment and unmanned aerial systems, which are led by the relevant government departments.

The indefinite recognition of current EU requirements, including CE marking, for these 21 regulations means that businesses have the flexibility to use either the UKCA or CE marking (or reverse Epsilon marking where appropriate) to sell products in the UK.

The Department for Business and Trade (DBT) regulations that fall within the scope of this notice are:

  • Equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres, Regulation 2016/1107 
  • Electromagnetic compatibility regulations 2016/1091 
  • Regulations on elevators 2016/1093 
  • Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016/1101 
  • Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016/1105 
  • Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2015/1553 
  • Regulations on recreational craft 2017/737 
  • Radio Equipment Ordinance 2017/1206 
  • Simple Pressure Vessels (Safety) Regulations 2016/1092 
  • Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011/1881 
  • Regulations on aerosol dispensers 2009/2824 
  • Gas appliances (EU Regulation) 2016/426 
  • Regulations on the Supply of Machinery (Safety) 2008/1597 
  • Regulation on noise emissions from equipment for use outdoors (2001/1701) 
  • Personal protective equipment (EU Regulation) 2016/425 
  • Regulations on measuring instruments 2016/1153 
  • Regulations on non-automatic weighing instruments 2016/1152 
  • Regulation on measuring containers for cylinders (EEC requirements) 1977

For the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA): 

  • The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2012 ("RoHS Regulations")*

For the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ):

  • The Ecodesign of Energy-related Products Regulations 2010*

For the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) [The Health and Safety Executive (HSE)]:

  • The Explosives Regulations 2014*

* newly added

The proven Lauer CE-Safety is at your side for the safety of your plants and machines, and also to assist you with any questions you may have about placing your goods on the UK market.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us!