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We are pleased to announce that we have received formal notification that we are now an Approved Body for the UK Conformity Assessment (UKCA) mark.

Our Managing Director, James McGurk, comments “This achievement ensures our continued capability to support product regulatory conformity encompassing business activity within the UK and EU. We look forward to the new marketplace and can assure our clients confidence and trust in our proven expertise within the regulatory sector.”

 

A full scope of the regulations SGS United Kingdom Ltd can now cover under the UKCA mark can be found here.

WHAT IS THE UKCA MARK?

The UKCA mark is a new UK product marking that will be used for goods being placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland). The UKCA mark came into effect on 1 January 2021 and now applies to most goods that were subjected to the CE mark.  

The UKCA marking alone cannot be used for goods placed on the Northern Ireland market, which require the CE marking or UK(NI) marking. See further government guidance on placing goods on the Northern Ireland market

WHAT ABOUT CE MARKING? 

Products with CE marking carried out by a UK notified body for third-party assessment of conformity will no longer be valid. 

Therefore, in order to maintain the CE marking for those products, you will need to work with a notified body that is registered in an EU27 member state. This will ensure your CE marking will be recognized within the EU and also in the UK until the end of 2021. 

SGS is still a notified body in a number of EU27 member states, meaning we can provide CE marking services for your products. 

Full information on the UKCA mark and CE marking can be found here.  

WHY CHOOSE SGS? 

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. We are recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 89,000 employees, we operate a network of more than 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

We have experts across Europe and the UK with extensive knowledge of the requirements for market access, allowing us to work with you to help you to understand the changing landscape.

To discuss your UKCA requirements, contact us.