April 25, 2023
The UKCA marking will replace the European CE marking for regulated products in England, Scotland and Wales and will become mandatory on July 1, 2025.
Manufacturers looking to place products on European and British markets must achieve certification through an EU Notified Body (NB) or EU Notified Testing Laboratory for the CE markings, and a UK Market Conformity Assessment Body (UKMCAB) for the UKCA marking.
UL Solutions helps companies to maintain post-Brexit market access and Construction Products Regulation (CPR) compliance with extended safety testing and certification services for the CE marking in the EU and UKCA marking for the United Kingdom (UK).
We offer a wide variety of services for power, control and communication cables, including:
- Testing and certification to the requirements of the CE marking for CPR products for the European market
- UKCA marking for CPR products for England, Scotland and Wales
- Safety testing and certification for North America
- Various types of performance testing services for cables and cable assemblies based on national, international and industry specifications
“Our science-driven testing and certification services can help cable manufacturers assess compliance with the Construction Products Regulation for the European Union’s CE marking and the UK’s UKCA marking to help them demonstrate their dedication to safety and achieve market access throughout Europe,” says Morten Lassen, the regional vice president of Europe at UL Solutions.
Products can earn certification under the Assessment and Verification of Constancy of Performance (AVCP) System 1+ and System 3 at UL International (Netherlands) B.V. for CE marking and at UL International (UK) Ltd for UKCA marking. According to Product Area 31 (power, control and communication cable), this helps confirm market access compliance with the EU and the UK.
Note: Products entering the Northern Ireland market may require UKCA and UKNI markings.
CPR Compliance Evaluation Services for Cables
To comply with the CPR regulation, cables must meet strict testing and quality assessment requirements before they can be allowed to bear the CE marking and be used in buildings. Learn more about CPR evaluation services for cables.