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Weekly update from GOV.UK for: Department for Business and Trade

By October 13, 2023No Comments

Note: The comment under UKCA marking (excluding medical devices etc.) that if UK Designated standards have restrictions that aren’t included in the EU Harmonised standards, then designated standards take precedent, even though they’re not recognised for CE conformity assessment. See sector guidance for further details.


This means that although CE marked goods are recognised for the GB market, Manufacturers/Importers may need to take additional steps to ensure that goods meet GB Designated Standards in addition to CE marking.


I hadn’t spotted this requirement previously.


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Placing manufactured goods on the market in Northern Ireland


Placing manufactured products on the market in Great Britain

Page summary:
What you need to do to comply with regulations on manufactured products you place on the market in Great Britain.

Change made:
‘Check which rules apply’ and ‘UKCA in other territories’ sections moved. Information removed about EEA states. ‘Products brought into GB for temporary use’ and ‘Webinars’ sections removed.

UKCA marking: roles and responsibilities

Page summary:
If the UKCA marking applies to products you manufacture or handle, you will have specific obligations and responsibilities for compliance, depending on your role.

Change made:
Link added for new rules and how they apply in Northern Ireland, information removed about obligations for all importers. Updates made to the obligations for manufacturers, importers, authorised representatives and distributors.

E-commerce for UK small businesses selling online to the USA

Page summary:
Practical advice, information and useful links for UK businesses looking to access the US market by selling online.

Change made:
Content and links updated in ‘Developing an e-commerce strategy’; ‘E-commerce in the US’; ‘Consumer privacy’; ‘Cyber security’ sections.

Export advice for SMEs doing business in the UK and overseas

Page summary:
This toolkit contains, advice, top tips and support for SMEs looking to grow their business in the UK and export to exciting markets such as the USA.

Change made:
First published.