BSIF Releases Statement on CE extension Past 2024

In response to the government’s announcement on 1st August that it intends to extend recognition of the CE marking for placing most goods including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on the market in Great Britain, indefinitely, beyond December 2024, Alan Murray, BSIF CEO has issued the following comment:  

“The announcement on the 1st of August by the Department for Business and Trade, that CE marking will continue to be accepted when placing manufactured goods, including PPE, on the market in Great Britain indefinitely, was in many ways not a surprise, given the number of times planned implementation dates had already been pushed back.  

“The spin on the announcement was, as one would expect, around support for business and reducing red tape. This claim of “support” is hollow!  

“It is something that should have been done three years ago, avoiding the excessive financial investment in UKCA compliance by BSIF members and also the very significant costs for Approved Bodies setting up and establishing themselves in the UK in order to be able to give product approval decisions under the now, at best, side-lined UKCA regime.” 

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