FIS issued a reminder this week that new product marking requirements are still set to be introduced from 1st January 2023.  From this date it will no longer be legal, except in Northern Ireland, to place CE marked products onto the UK market.  Products previously covered by a Harmonized Standard (e.g. ceiling systems) will be required to be UKCA marked if they are placed on the market from 1 January 2023. 

Beyond this period UK compliant Declarations of Performance will be required to refer to Designated Standards and may need to be retested by a UK Approved Body. 

Distributors and manufacturers of products and contractors purchasing products are reminded to check that their supply chain have this in hand as soon as possible to ensure that there are no interruptions to supply in the New Year.  Remember that that this may impact components that are bought seperately and integrated within your products such as glass, electric motors or hardware.

FIS is aware that there are major bottlenecks at UK test houses and there are concerns that essential testing may not be completed before the deadline.  

If for any reason you or your suppliers experience problems, please let us know as soon as possible.  FIS is feeding concerns into Government directly and via the CPA and continuing to press for an extension to this deadline, so that we can let Government know that this may result in delays to projects.

More information on the UKCA Marking is available here

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