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  • UK government announces extension of CE mark recognition for businesses

    02 August 2023

    The UK’s Department for Business and Trade (DBT) has announced its intention to indefinitely extend the use of CE marking (including ATEX) for businesses. The post-Brexit climbdown means the UK will continue to recognise the European Union’s product safety symbol despite many manufacturers having already spent huge sums of money preparing their products for UKCA marking....

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  • UK government to make it simpler for businesses to apply new product safety markings

    20 June 2022

    The UK government announced a range of changes on June 20 to make it simpler for businesses to apply new product conformity markings for most products placed on the market in England, Scotland and Wales....

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  • De-mystifying the new terminology

    16 September 2021

    Every two months, SGS Baseefa Technical Manager Ron Sinclair MBE gives his perspective on the latest developments in the world of standards. This month, Ron discusses the confusion caused by the introduction of the new UK post-Brexit certification scheme for Ex equipment and explains some of the new terminology....

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  • UKCA mark deadline extended by 12 months

    26 August 2021

    Businesses will have an additional year to apply new product safety markings for most products placed on the market in England, Scotland and Wales, the government announced on August 24....

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  • All UK ATEX certificates will become obsolete 01/01/2021. SGS Baseefa is here to guide you through the transfer process

    01 November 2020

    With 2021 fast approaching, the issue of manufacturers maintaining their ATEX certificates is looming large. At SGS Baseefa, we are here to make the transition simple. For holders of SGS Baseefa certificates the process could not be simpler, click on the registration document link, complete the form and return to

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UKCA: What it means to DNV GL 01 November 2020

DNV GL, a world leader in certification, has seized the opportunity to combine the new UKCA requirements with other international certification types. We are delivering a single solution to many of our global customers. We are a partner who understands the application across multiple industries and have the technical knowledge to help deliver a winning formula to our customers. Click for more information.

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Guiding customers through the transition to the new UKCA mark 01 November 2020

With our focus on innovation and responsiveness, Eurofins CML is uniquely placed to support manufacturers of Ex products with the new UKCA marking requirements coming into force in the UK from the 1st January 2021....

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Continuity of market access for your hazardous location products through the Brexit transition 01 November 2020

Intertek understands the complexity of the impending regulatory market changes which Britain’s exit from the EU will bring for hazardous location products. We can support your ATEX – UKCA marking and IECEx requirements by ensuring continued market access for your products to Great Britain, Northern Ireland, and Europe from 1 January 2021 and beyond....

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Brexit transition implications for HazLoc Products 31 October 2020

The UKCA mark is the new product marking required for products being placed in the United Kingdom. It covers most products that previously required CE Marking, including products used in Hazardous Locations. Save costs and time with UL through combined testing to receive IECEx, ATEX and UKCA marks to enter EU and U.K. markets....

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Understanding the use of the UKCA Mark for UK markets 07 October 2020

Due to the UK leaving the EU, UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) is a new UK product marking regulation that will be used in place of the CE mark for goods being placed on the UK market....

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