TDUK Trade Note: CE/UKCA marking update

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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Waiver Codes
TDUK Trade Note: Customs Declaration Service Waiver Codes
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Members should work with their nominated customs agents to ensure that the codes given are used on all customs declarations made after 31 January 2024.
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TDUK Trade Note: Are your treatment plants and those of your suppliers independently audited?
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The original implementation date of June 2022 as set out in the Code of Conduct had been postponed to allow members, the NSD committee and WPA members to work together in addressing the technical challenges posed.
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TDUK Trade Note: Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership
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Now the accession protocol for the UK to become the twelfth CPTPP member has been signed there are a few more stages to complete before the UK can gain the full benefits envisaged by UK Government. These are set out in Article 21 of the accession protocol.
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TDUK Trade Note: New UK Internal Market Scheme
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The UK and EU signed the Windsor Framework earlier this year, which updates the trading relationship for Northern Ireland that has been in place since Brexit. This means that companies who are registered under the UK Trader Scheme must now join the UK Internal Market Scheme. 
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Soil Association – Presentation on Certification
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Slides of the presentation by the Soil Association on the 28th June at the Building Centre, in there they cover the basics on certifications, schemes, product evaluation and more.
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Soil Association – Introduction to SA and RPP
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Slides of the presentation by (SOIL) on the 28th June at the Building Centre, where they discussed on how to prepare, what to expect, and how to avoid common mistakes when preparing for the RPP audit.
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OPSS – Presentation on UKTR enforcement and key findings
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Slides of the presentation by the Office for Product Safety & Standards (OPSS) on the 28th June at the Building Centre, their recommendations for enforcing the UK Timber Regulation.
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