The Department for Business and Trade has announced an indefinite extension to the use of CE marking for businesses


The government intends to extend recognition of the CE marking for placing most goods on the market in Great Britain, indefinitely, beyond December 2024. These updates apply to the 18 regulations that fall under the Department for Business and Trade (DBT). These are:

  1. toys
  2. pyrotechnics
  3. recreational craft and personal watercraft
  4. simple pressure vessels
  5. electromagnetic compatibility
  6. non-automatic weighing instruments
  7. measuring instruments
  8. measuring container bottles
  9. lifts
  10. equipment for potentially explosive atmospheres (ATEX)
  11. radio equipment
  12. pressure equipment
  13. personal protective equipment (PPE)
  14. gas appliances
  15. machinery
  16. equipment for use outdoors
  17. aerosols
  18. low voltage electrical equipment

There are different rules for:

  1. medical devices, 
  2. construction products, 
  3. cableways, 
  4. transportable pressure equipment, 
  5. unmanned aircraft systems, 
  6. rail products, 
  7. marine equipment
  8. ecodesign. 

The relevant departments covering these sectors either have communicated, or will communicate, plans in due course.



  1. The UKCA marking can be used now. However, to provide businesses with flexibility, the government will bring forward legislation that would continue to allow recognition of the CE marking.

  2. Both the CE and UKCA markings can be placed on a product so long as neither prevents the other being clearly seen and the requirements of both GB and EU legislation are met.