How to Comply with CE and UKCA

Renaud and Adrian discuss CE and UKCA compliance. These are EU and British regulations for product safety, health, and environmental requirements. If you sell products in these markets you’ll need to add the CE or UKCA mark to them, so in this episode, you’ll find out what the process is and the differences between the two marks.


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Episode sections

  • 00:00 – Greetings and introducing the topic.
  • 00:38 – What is CE and what kinds of products does it cover?
  • 04:22 – How to obtain CE marking: Overview.
  • 09:23 – Who is ‘the manufacturer?’
  • 11:20 – What are the risks if you don’t follow the CE compliance process?
  • 20:38 – What’s the difference between CE and UKCA?
  • 24:51 – Why UKCA is not required for Northern Ireland.
  • 27:06 – EU ‘harmonised standards’ are called ‘designated standards’ in the UK.
  • 28:16 – The UK government is threatening to repeal a lot of EU laws due to Brexit. How realistic is this?
  • 31:25 – Why seeing CE-marked products when sourcing from China might mean nothing at all.
  • 35:35 – What notified bodies are and when do they need to be involved?
  • 41:21 – Wrapping up.


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We are not lawyers. What we discussed above is based only on our understanding of legal requirements and regulations. Sofeast does not present this information as a basis for you to make decisions, and we do not accept any liability if you do so.

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