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EU to Implement New CE Marking and Product Regulations: Emphasis on Labelling with Authorised Representative Address

The European Union is set to roll out significant changes to CE marking and product regulations over the next 12 months, with a key focus on enhancing product safety, ensuring environmental sustainability, and improving market surveillance. A critical aspect of these new regulations is the requirement for products to be clearly labelled with the address […]

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UK extends sticky label rules for UKCA and CE Marking

The UK Governement have recently updated the regulations regarding the application of the CE and UKCA conformity markings. The permission to use adhesive labels indefinitely for these markings, which was about to expire, has now been extended until at least the 31st of December, 2027. In addition, the government has clarified that any conformity assessments […]

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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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