Guidance published to support business following deal with European Union

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Following agreement of a trade deal with the EU, the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) is helping ensure business understand what is expected of them, including on issues such as the use of the UKCA marking.

It has produced a range of guidance and advice, all of which is available on GOV.UK.

This now includes a ‘What’s Changed?’ summary guide to key changes regarding the specific product safety and metrology legislation amended by The Product Safety and Metrology etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.

This guidance provides a clear indication of what rules and regulations you will be required to comply with now that the Transition Period has come to an end.

To be notified when new material is published on the OPSS pages of GOV.UK, you can sign up for OPSS email alerts. Half way down, under ‘Latest from OPSS’, there is a ‘get email alerts’ button.

The process for placing goods on the UK market changed on 1 January 2021.

Northern Ireland will continue to align with all relevant EU rules relating to the placing on the market of manufactured goods.

Find out about the product safety regulatory framework in Great Britain and Northern Ireland from 1 January 2021

Find out about the metrology regulatory framework in Great Britain and Northern Ireland from 1 January 2021

General guidance is also available on placing goods on the UK and GB markets, conformity assessment marking, and trade between NI and GB markets.

Find out about placing manufactured goods on the market in Great Britain from 1 January 2021.

Find out about placing manufactured goods on the market in Northern Ireland from 1 January 2021.

You can see a Summary Explainer of the Agreement with the EU, on GOV.UK.

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