The United Kingdom has left the European Union on January 31, 2020 and there will be a transition period during which the UK will continue to follow the EU rules.
On January 31, 2020, Article 50 expired and the UK formally left the EU. The UK is now officially transitioning until December 31, 2020 at the earliest. The current EU rules on trade, travel, and business will continue to apply for the UK during the transition period.
Products currently circulating in the UK can remain on the market until the end of the transition, if they bear the CE marking.
Existing EU Type Examination Certificates (TECs) issued by Notified Bodies remain valid and accepted in the UK and it is not necessary to obtain separate UK TECs during this transition period.
The UK regulations below will be effective once the transition is complete and the transition period finishes.
These regulations are the UK transpositions of the Radio Equipment Directive and the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive of the European Union.
New rules are expected to take effect on January 1, 2021 and the UKCA marking (UK Conformity Assessed) will be accepted and replace the CE mark as the mandatory product compliance label marking.