UK Government announces extension of CE mark recognition for businesses
The Department for Business and Trade has today announced an indefinite extension to the use of CE marking for businesses.
  • Business department announces indefinite CE mark recognition beyond 2024 deadline
  • As part of the government’s drive for smarter regulation, the extension will cut business costs and time required to place products on the market and benefit consumers
  • Follows extensive engagement with industry, delivering on a key ask from businesses to ease burdens and boost growth for the UK economy

The Department for Business and Trade (DBT) has today announced its intention to indefinitely extend the use of CE marking for businesses, applying to 18 regulations owned by DBT.

This comes as part of a wider package of smarter regulations designed to ease business burdens and help grow the economy by cutting barriers and red tape. Following extensive engagement with industry, British firms will be able to continue the use of CE marking alongside UKCA.

The Business Secretary acted urgently on this issue, to prevent a cliff-edge moment in December 2024 when UKCA was set for entry. This intervention will ensure businesses no longer face uncertainty over the regulations and can cut back on unnecessary costs freeing them up to focus on innovation and growth.