On November 14, the UK government announced that the UK will continue to recognise the CE marking for a further 2 years for certain products. Construction products do not seem covered yet by the extention and the government departments responsible for flat glass, among other products, are currently “making sector specific arrangements”.
Following the Brexit, the UK government announced that construction products such as glazing placed on the market in Great Britain (GB) would require a UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) mark. After considering the difficulties linked to pandemic, the war in Ukraine and the high energy prices, the government agreed to postpone the deadline for the full application of the UKCA mark.
While the extension of the possibility to use either UKCA or CE markings is good news, some questions remain unanswered. In the coming months, it will be key to increase the UK test capability and capacity. Today, several tests for flat glass products can be performed outside the UK territory only. If in 2 years time, the situation remains unchanged, Glass for Europe believes that EU Notified Bodies should be allowed to carry out Type Testing in support of UKCA Marking.
For more information, please check the UK Government