The UK Government have announced that recognition of the CE mark for most goods will be continued indefinitely, beyond December 2024. This applies only to the 18 regulations falling under the Department for Business and Trade (DBT), covering a range of products:
- recreational craft and personal watercraft
- simple pressure vessels
- electromagnetic compatibility
- non-automatic weighing instruments
- measuring instruments
- measuring container bottles
- equipment for potentially explosive atmospheres (ATEX)
- radio equipment
- pressure equipment
- personal protective equipment (PPE)
- gas appliances
- equipment for use outdoors
- low voltage electrical equipment
The MHRA has released a statement on CE marking recognition for medical devices and in vitro diagnostics which confirms that the extended recognition of CE marking announced by the UK Government does not apply to medical devices or IVDs, as they do not fall within the remit of DBT. Therefore, the current transitional timelines for medical devices and IVDs continue to apply.
If you have any questions, please contact Regulatory@bivda.org.uk.