BSI has issued the following statement concerning its continued membership of CEN & CENELEC who provide platforms for the development of European Standards and other technical specifications.

As the adoption of harmonised European Norms is agreed by the European commission, the UK Government are planning to adopt the use of a (UK Conformity Assessed) marking UKCA mark if there’s a no-deal Brexit. The UKCA is a new UK product marking that will be used for certain goods being placed on the UK market.

The UK is leaving the EU on 31 January 2020 and a transition period to negotiate a new relationship between the UK and EU will run from this date to the end of the year. BSI continues as a member of CEN and CENELEC and committee members will continue to participate as normal. The transition period will give the members of CEN and CENELEC time to update their statutes to reflect the UK’s departure from the EU. It is due to run until the end of December 2020 and the CEN and CENELEC Boards have proposed to extend it until the end of 2021. We confidently expect that BSI’s membership of CEN and CENELEC will continue following the update to the statutes.

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