Since the EU-UK Trade Deal was agreed, the CPA has been exploring both its economic impact and implications as well as its significance to regulatory and policy frameworks.
Of particular significance to product manufacturers from the Trade Deal is move to UKCA Marking from CE Marking. With limited existing testing capacity and a crush of domestic and international businesses trying to get their products onto the UK market, adapting to a new testing and certification regime for construction products is ambitious and complex. The CPA continues to monitor this closely, working with government to find solutions.
Useful information for the construction products industry, includes:
- The CPA has produced a Brexit Update document: 'Outstanding area of concern not resolved by the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement'. This information is being shared with the Construction Leadership Council.
- BEIS Services & Investment Questions Guide for the implementation of the UK-EU TCA. This questionnaire was communicated to CPA Members to encourage feedback on the impact of the UK-EU deal to the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
- The CPA is a member of Construction Products Europe (CPE), the Brussels-based trade organisation representing our colleagues in the EU. CPE has produced a helpful ‘Brexit FAQ’ for placing construction products on the GB market and the EU market when manufactured on the respective other side. The CPA was a contributor to this FAQ.
- The CPA's Economics Team has produced this list of tariff rates (and changes from pre-Brexit) for importing construction products, which members may find useful. Download the list of tariff rates.
- The CPA's Technical Team has produced a document outlining UK Conformity Assessment Changes Construction Product Manufacturers have to undertake from 1st January 2021. Download the document.
- This one page explainer from government outlines actions for businesses to take now that the Transition period has ended. Download the document.