It had previously been due to expire on 1 January 2022 (except for medical devices, where certificates issued by EU-recognised Notified Bodies continue to be valid for the Great Britain market until 30 June 2023), but it has now been extended until 1 January 2023 to give businesses more time to adapt to the new rules.
After the transition period ended on 31 December 2020 following the UK's departure from the European Union, the UK brought in a new product safety marking regime, the UKCA mark. For a short period, Great Britain businesses could choose either method - the new UKCA mark or CE - as they acclimatised to the new regime.
The situation is different from the rest of the UK in Northern Ireland, which can still use the CE mark.
A CE marking is the claim from the manufacturer that its product meets all the essential safety requirements in accordance with EU laws.
Until 1 January 2023 (or 30 June 2023 for medical devices), the CE marking may continue to be used in Great Britain if any of the following applies:
Unless there is a further extension, the UKCA marking will need to be used when placing goods on the UK market from 1 January 2023 (and 30 June 2023 for medical devices).