Starting January 2021, UK REACH and EU REACH Will Operate Independently – Using UKCA Mark After Brexit

By: SiliconExpert on November 25th, 2020

Starting January 1, 2021, UK REACH and EU REACH regulations will operate independently from each other. Companies that are supplying and purchasing substances, mixtures, or articles to and from the EU/EEA/Northern Ireland and Great Britain (England, Scotland, and Wales) will need to ensure that the relevant duties are met under both pieces of legislation.

Also starting January 1, 2021, in alignment with the UK REACH and EU REACH separation, The UKCA mark should be used for goods sold in Great Britain. The CE marking will only be valid in Great Britain for areas where GB and EU rules remain the same. If EU rules change, the CE mark cannot be used.  However in certain situations, to allow time for companies to adapt to new requirements, the CE mark can still be used up until January 1, 2022.

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November 25, 2020, by Doaa Yousry