Compliance & Product Regulatory ApproVals

The UK government announces ‘indefinite’ CE certification acceptance in the market.

  • The government’s decision to recognise CE marking indefinitely means that companies no longer must change completely to UKCA marking for 18 product categories. 
  • On August 1, 2023, the UK Department of Business and Trade (DBT) confirmed that the European ‘CE’ safety label for products will be retained permanently. 
  • Compliance with and application of the CE mark alone will allow products to be sold in the UK after 2024, exactly as they are in the EU. 
  • The expansion will provide businesses with the flexibility and option to sell their products in the UK using either the UKCA or CE method. 
  • These changes affect the 18 regulations administered by the Department of Business and Trade (DBT). They are as follows: 
  1. Toys 
  2. Pyrotechnics 
  3. recreational craft and personal watercraft 
  4. Simple pressure vessels 
  5. electromagnetic compatibility 
  6. Non-automatic weighing instruments 
  7. Measuring instruments 
  8. Measuring container bottles 
  9. Lifts 
  10. Equipment for potentially explosive atmospheres (ATEX) 
  11. Radio equipment 
  12. Pressure equipment 
  13. Personal protective equipment (PPE) 
  14. Gas appliances 
  15. Machinery 
  16. Equipment for use outdoors 
  17. Aerosols 
  18. Low voltage electrical equipment 
  19. The following are not yet included in this latest easement, but the UK Government may issue a statement on how they may be affected in due course: medical devices, construction products, cableways, transportable pressure equipment, unmanned aircraft systems, rail products, marine equipment, and eco-design. 

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Praveen Rao

CEO & Technical Director, C-PRAV Group: Australia, New Zealand, India & Canada 

C-PRAV Labs & Certifications 

Professional engineering experience of 30+ years with technical and managerial skills obtained from professional degree, courses, and hands-on experience, while working with organizations and companies involved in Design & Development, Testing, Inspection, Certification and Compliance (TICC). 

Management of electrical/electronic products & systems Testing and Certifications for Global markets in Consumer, Industrial, IT, Telecom, Defence, Medical, and Automotive Industries. Overall advisory for Standards, Regulations, Testing and Certifications for Global Market Access (GMA). 

  • ISO/IEC 17025 Lab Quality Management 
  • NATA Authorised Signatory (1995 to 2000) for EMC Testing 
  • NATA & IANZ Authorised Technical Assessor (current)
  • EMI/EMC, RF/Wireless, EMR-RF Exposure/SAR 
  • NATA Technical Assessors Advisory Committee (current) 
  • Current Chair of Australian EMC National Standards Committee 
  • Member of Australian National standards committees for Safety, Radio, RF Exp/SAR 
  • Represent Australia in International Standards committees like IEC, CISPR, IEEE 
  • Member of Telecommunications Certification Body Council, USA and European REDCA