Following Brexit, according to the UK Government's announcement, from January 1, 2021 products sold in the UK market (England, Wales, and Scotland) must comply with the UK conformity assessment and be labeled with the “UKCA” logo to meet the relevant UK standards and regulatory requirements. Therefore, importers need to ensure their imported products entering the UK market have UKCA compliance assessment data and the UK Declaration of Conformity (DoC). The UK DoC is similar to the EU DoC, but the British regulations (BS EN) and designated standards must be listed on the UK DoC, rather than EU regulations/directives and standards.
Until December 31, 2021, the UK market can still accept products with the CE mark. However, starting January 1, 2022, products sold in the UK with only the CE mark will not be recognized, and the UKCA logo will be required in the UK market for an imported product to be sold legally. If products comply with both the UK conformity assessment and the EU regulations, both UKCA and CE logos may be marked.
Regarding placement of the UKCA mark, during the grace period from January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2022, the UKCA mark and relevant importer and manufacturer information can be placed on the product body, packaging, or document. However, starting from January 1, 2023, the UKCA logo must be marked on the product body.
As a leading global standard power supply industry company, MEAN WELL has taken the lead to fully carry out its project to acquire UKCA certification since Q2 of 2021. The MEAN WELL global certification center has reviewed more than 10,000 MEAN WELL standard power supply products for the relevant technical verification and has produced UK DoC for all models.
Recently, MEAN WELL acquired the qualification of UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking for all standard power supply products that comply with the CE declaration. Also, MEAN WELL began using the UKCA mark on standard power supply products produced after May of 2021. Moreover, the UK DoC and the updated product specifications have been published on the MEAN WELL Group's official website(http://www.meanwell.com) so that customers can freely download those specifications based on their requirements.
“Global Certification” is one of the five core values of the MEAN WELL Group. The MEAN WELL global certification center closely monitors the dynamics and trends of certification regulations in all countries worldwide, fully accessing regulations and related information to ensure our certification of products is up to date. Thus, customers can use the MEAN WELL standard power supply products confidently for terminal applications and safely sell them to the global market. Also, the MEAN WELL global certification center and the service team provide consulting services and certification support on product certification, and are proud to continuously provide customers with the best cost-effective standard power products and services, and always be their reliable power partner.