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On 01 August 2023, the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) announced their intention to recognise CE marking indefinitely beyond December 2024 for the 18 regulations falling under the DBT.  It does not include IVDs or medical devices.

DBT have now announced that the UK Government intends to legislate the continued recognition of goods that meet the EU requirements, including CE marking, indefinitely.  This update 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 provided by the MHRA will continue to apply.

Along with the 18 product regulations owned by the DBT, this will apply to further 3 regulations:

  • Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2012 (‘The RoHS Regulations’)
  • Eco design for Energy-Related Products Regulations 2010
  • Explosives Regulations 2014

For The RoHS Regulations, the following conditions apply:

  • For products that meet the maximum concentration values set out in Annex II to the EU RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU), the current EU regulations and CE marking are recognised.
  • For products which rely on an exemption, the current EU regulations and CE marking are recognised as long as there is an equivalent exemption under the GB RoHS regulations.

For better understanding on placing products using UK or EU product markings, the DBT have published a guidance document.

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