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Latest Developments

With the end of the transition period approaching at 11.00pm on the 31st December 2020, the latest advice and guidance for CPA members will be supplied below. Further detailed information will be sent directly to the CPA Technical Committee. For further information contact Duncan King

CPR Guidance

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government recently published CPR-specific guidance on gov.uk to raise awareness of the actions businesses need to take in preparation for the end of the transition period. The guidance can also be read online on GOV.UK.

This guidance replaces previous no deal guidance and provides practical information for placing construction products on the GB market from 1 January 2021. The key points to note are as follows:

  • Businesses are encouraged to be ready for full implementation of the new UK regime as soon as possible after 1 January 2021 - this includes testing, marking and labelling
  • CE marking will still be recognised on the UK market, but businesses must prepare for the acceptance of CE marked goods on the GB market to end on 1 January 2022
  • Updated FAQs reflect the GB market, the end of the transition period and ending recognition of CE marking

Guidance for goods placed on the NI market and provisions for goods placed on the GB market from NI will follow.

Conformity Assessment Bodies Guidance

The UK government have published guidance on Conformity assessment bodies: Change of status from 1st January 2021.

Placing goods on the EU market from 1st January 2021

The UK Government issued guidance on the placing of manufactured goods on the EU market from 1st January 2021.

Placing goods on the GB market from 1st January 2021

The UK Government issued guidance on the placing of manufactured goods on the market in Great Britain from 1st January 2021.

UKCA Mark

The UK government have now published guidance on Using the UKCA mark from 1st January 2021.

UK REACH

The UK government have now published guidance on How to comply with REACH chemical regulations from 1st January 2021.

Trade with the UK from 1st January 2021 as a business based in the EU 

This can be viewed here. This information will be applicable to the following UK businesses:

  • GB companies who have parent companies or branches in the EU moving products to GB
  • GB companies importing from the EU to ensure the EU supplier is meeting new UK requirements so as to avoid any possible delays caused by non-compliance.