UKCA

CE, UKCA, and UKNI Marking
CE, UKCA, and UK(NI) Marking
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At present, the methods for obtaining CE, UKCA, and UK(NI) marks are the same. The holder of one mark can currently obtain the other mark in a relatively simple process by engaging the services of an additional notified body holding the necessary registration.
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TDUK Trade Note: CE/UKCA marking update
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In our latest Trade Note, we look at the latest developments regarding CE and UKCA marking ahead of the 2025 deadline, and consider what we should be asking our potential MPs ahead of next month's General Election. TDUK is calling for the next Government to remove the uncertainty for UK...
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TDUK Trade Note: HMRC timber import statistics and Coniferous Plywood data
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Timber Development UK uses the latest timber import data, published by HM Revenue & Customs, to collate and release monthly updates on timber imports to the UK. According to HMRC statistics, softwood plywood imports experienced a 23.8% fall compared with January-February 2023. However, TDUK is concerned these figures are not...
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TDUK Trade Note: Are you trading in CE/UKCA Marked Wood Products?
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The intention is that the National Regulator for Construction Products (NRCP) will become fully operational once the Building Safety Bill and subsequent secondary legislation have been approved by Parliament. This new legislation would give the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) all the necessary legal powers to carry out...
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TDUK Trade Note: The Developing Countries Trading Scheme
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This new DCTS is split into three frameworks. It is claimed the new scheme will cut administrative costs for businesses by reducing tariffs and bringing more countries in scope of the most generous tariff reductions. It also cuts red tape for developing countries, for example by simplifying rules of origin...
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CE marking to UKCA
What the UKCA delays mean for timber
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The UK government has, at the eleventh hour, delayed the date when businesses must have switched from CE marking to UKCA marking on their products.  In December 2022, the UK Government announced it is delaying the full implementation of the UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking scheme for products sold in...
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UKCA Marking
CE to UKCA Marking (January Update)
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The UK has expressed its intention to develop a specific UK marking system to replace the CE mark which is currently applied to many construction products. Manufacturers in the wood sector have already invested considerable resources to meet the original deadline for requirement of this new UK mark.
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UKCA mark
UKCA Mark Update
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The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities confirmed today that the UK government will extend recognition of CE Marking for construction products until 30 June 2025. On 9 December, the Construction Products Regulation in Great Britain web page was updated, stating that: “The government will continue to recognise the...
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Tile Batten Quality Control
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Significant problems with the quality of Tile Batten appear to have developed or worsened over the last two years of COVID.
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CE to UKCA marking
The transition from CE to UKCA marking
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UKCA marking is a topic we have been following closely since shortly after Brexit; when the UK Government announced it would not continue to use European CE marking but would instead develop its own new UK Conformity Assured UKCA mark.  This new UKCA mark will be used for many different...
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