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The Product Safety and Metrology etc. (Amendment etc.) (UK(NI) Indication) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

13 January 2021
  • The Noise Emission in the Environment by Equipment for Use Outdoors Regulations 2001 (SI 2001/1701), as amended
  • The Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 (SI 2008/1597) as amended
  • The Aerosol Dispensers Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/2824) as amended
  • The Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/1091)
  • The Simple Pressure Vessels (Safety) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/1092), as amended
  • The Lifts Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/1093)
  • The Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/1105), as amended
  • The Personal Protective Equipment (Enforcement) Regulations 2018 (SI 2018/390)
  • The Gas Appliances (Enforcement) and Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations 2018 (SI 2018/389)
  • The Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/1107)
  • The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/1101), as amended
  • The Explosives Regulations 2014 (SI 2014/1638) as amended
  • The General Product Safety Regulations 2005 (SI 2005/1803)
Comes into force: 31st December 2020
Jurisdiction: UK
The Regulations directly amend a number of UK Regulations including The Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations, but also amend a number of previous Brexit-related Amendment Regulations, including in particular The Product Safety and Metrology etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 which in turn amend The Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations.
The amendments do the following:
  • Where CE marking is applied to equipment in NI by a UK Notified Body, the UK NI mark must also be applied.
  • Set out the form and requirements for UK NI marking.
  • An importer placing relevant equipment onto the market in NI is required to ensure that, where relevant, the UK NI mark has been applied.
  • In GB, where UK CA marking is required, this can be provided on separate documentation for the first 24 months after 1st January 2021.
  • All equipment must be marked with the business name and address of the manufacturer (and where applicable the manufacturer’s authorised representative). For the first two years after 1st January 2021, where the relevant equipment is imported from any EEA State into GB, the information can be provided in a separate document rather than printed onto the equipment.
  • The transition period for GB organisations to place CE marked equipment on the GB market is limited. CE marked equipment cannot be placed on the GB market after 1st January 2022 (but this does not apply to organisations based in NI). 
  • ‘Qualifying Northern Ireland goods’ which have been correctly CE marked (or, where applicable, UK NI marked) in NI will be accepted in GB.
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