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Changes to the requirements for manufactured goods in the event of a no deal Brexit

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What could a no deal Brexit mean for manufacturing businesses in the area?

A no deal scenario would see the UK fall outside of the EU regulatory frameworks.  While in general safety and other technical requirements may remain unchanged it may still be necessary for your business to take action in order to continue selling manufacturered goods both within and outside of the UK.  Examples of changes which may be required include : -

  • amendments to the labelling on your products such as the introduction of the new UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking to indicate compliance with the UK requirements;
  • changes in the notification process which would mean you need to register with new UK Approved Notified Bodies for new products that require conformity assessments;
  • If you bring in packaged goods from the EU after the UK leaves the EU, you will become the importer and will aquire new legal duties including a responsibility for their quantity.

How do I determine what my business needs to do to prepare for Brexit?

The council understands that this is a very difficult time for planning your future business requirements, the steps you will need to take are dependent on the goods you deal with.

We would therefore advise that you refer to the following web links for the most recent advice:-

In addition The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) have also produced the guidance document ‘UK Product Safety and Metrology Guidance in a ‘No Deal’ Brexit’ for businesses which is available at www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-product-safety-and-metrology-guidance-in-a-no-deal-scenario

Should you have any questions or queries we advise you contact the Brexit imports and exports helpline on 0300 3301 331 (Monday – Friday, 8am – 6pm) or alternatively email the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy at goodsregulation@beis.gov.uk