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Strengthening Digital Defenses: Unpacking the UK’s PSTI Act 2022 and Its Implications for 2023

In an era where digital security threats loom larger than ever, the United Kingdom has stepped up its efforts to fortify the nation’s cybersecurity and telecommunications defenses with the introduction of the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (PSTI) Act 2022. This forward-thinking legislation is designed to elevate the security standards of connected devices and strengthen […]

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2025 UKCA Compliance Deadline: Construction Product Regulations

As the deadline of July 1st, 2025, approaches—having been revised twice—the emphasis remains sharply on Construction Products Regulation (CPR) products regarding compliance with the UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking. This specified deadline distinguishes CPR products from the broader array of goods for which the CE mark remains acceptable in the UK market post-Brexit. The UK […]

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EU General Product Safety Regulation (GPSR) Changes

In May 2023, the European Union introduced the revamped General Product Safety Regulation (GPSR), emphasizing a need to regulate the increasing number of non-compliant products reaching the EU market via online sales. This updated regulation serves as a pivotal guide, superseding the General Product Safety Directive (GPSD), and is specifically designed to modernize safety standards […]

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Rules of Origin to be extended to 2027

Described by Marcoš Šefčovič, the commissioner for interinstitutional relations in the EU as a “one off”, the EU will now be extending the rules of origin deadline for all electric vehicles for a further three years from 31st December 2024. The rules of origin stated that all electric cars sold in the EU would require […]

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Amazon’s Responsible Person Service due to close

Following Amazon’s change to their “Responsible Person” dashboard and the migration to Amazon’s “Manage Your Compliance” Dashboard, Amazon are now looking to close Amazon’s Responsible Person Service on the 31st March 2023. This will mean that all sellers selling CE marked products into the European Community will be required to have appointed a third party […]

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Acceptance of CE marking extended indefinitely

STOP PRESS: On 1 August the UK government announced that recognition of the CE marking for placing most goods on the market in Great Britain, will be extended indefinitely. This applies to the 18 regulations that fall under the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) such as electrical apparatus, machinery, gas appliances, PPE, pressure equipment […]

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Brexit renegotiation urged by UK car manufacturers

The EU and UK governments are facing pressure from three major UK car producers as the deadline for tariff-free trade based on the origin of components used to build a product looms closer. Since the UK left the European Union in January 2021 in a process called Brexit, to qualify for tariff-free trade of goods […]

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UK Bonfire of EU Laws: Update

On the 31st December 2023, Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill, is due to become law. The Bill proposed by Jacob Rees-Mogg during the 2022-23 UK parliament session, originally proposed a blanket scrapping of all EU laws present on the UK statute books. However, due to many concerns raised by a wide variety of […]

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Windsor Framework Announcement

A new framework known as the Windsor Framework has been formally announced by the UK and the EU, designed to improve trading between the Northern Ireland and the UK and the EU . In January 2020, the UK officially left the EU in a process known as Brexit. The biggest stumbling block in the trade […]

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NI Protocol – Large Gap to be Bridged

Northern Ireland minister Steve Baker stated in an interview on the 23rd January 2023 that there was still a “large gap to be bridged” in order to resolve the Northern Ireland Protocol conundrum. Earlier in the month UK Foreign Secretary, James Cleverly and European Commission Vice President, Maroš Šefčovič met in London with a new […]

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