Great Britain has extended the transition period for UKCA marking significantly. The deadline was supposed to expire at the end of the year. Companies now have two more years to completely adapt their labels.

New deadline: end of 2024

CE certified products will continue to be recognized until December 31, 2024, the UK government has announced. In view of the effects of the corona pandemic, the Russian war of aggression and the high energy costs, the government wants to accommodate companies.

“This move will give businesses the breathing space and flexibility they need at this crucial time and ensure that our future system for product safety marking is fit for purpose, providing the highest standard for consumers without harming businesses.” – Business Secretary Grant Shapps.


In the course of Brexit, Great Britain will replace the previous CE labelling with the UKCA labelling. The abbreviation stands for “UK Conformity Assessed” and must be found on almost all products that are to be exported to Great Britain. However, the UK government had already announced some simplifications in the summer of 2022. For example, some UKCA compliant product replacement parts do not need to be specially labelled.