Product Testing and Certification

UK: The UK government announced an indefinite extension of CE mark recognition

10. October 2023

The UK government intends to extend the recognition of the CE marking for placing most goods on the market in Great Britain, indefinitely, beyond December 2024. These updates apply to the 18 regulations that fall under the Department for Business and Trade (DBT). These are:

  • low voltage electrical equipment
  • electromagnetic compatibility
  • radio equipment
  • machinery
  • equipment for use outdoors
  • gas appliances
  • measuring instruments
  • equipment for potentially explosive atmospheres (ATEX)
  • toys
  • recreational craft and personal watercraft
  • simple pressure vessels
  • non-automatic weighing instruments
  • measuring container bottles
  • lifts
  • pressure equipment
  • personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • pyrotechnics
  • aerosols

There are different rules for medical devices, construction products, cableways, transportable pressure equipment, unmanned aircraft systems, rail products, marine equipment and eco-design. The relevant departments covering these sectors either have communicated, or will communicate, plans in due course.

More info: UKCA marking: conformity assessment and documentation – GOV.UK (

More information:
Anja Jerovšek
Tel.: +386 1 4778 147


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