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The UK to recognize CE-marked weighing and measuring instruments

Byline: Jan Konijnenburg

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Before Brexit, many products placed on the United Kingdom (UK) market were required to comply with the European Union (EU) directives and bear a CE mark (from the French conformité européenne meaning "European conformity") to demonstrate compliance with these directives. 

After Brexit, the UK had implemented new regulations as a replacement for the EU directives. The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) mark was introduced as the new compliance mark for the UK market. The UK implemented a transition period ending on 31 December 31 2024, giving manufacturers and importers time to implement the new UK regulations into their business operations.

On 24 January 2024, however, the UK government announced that it intends to legislate to continue recognition of EU requirements, including the CE marking, indefinitely for a range of product regulations this spring 2024.

During a meeting on 6 February 2024 between the NIST Office of Weights and Measures (OWM) and the UK Weighing Federation (UKWF), Mr. Turner from the UKWF confirmed that if the recognition of the CE marking is indeed adopted in the UK legislation, U.S. manufacturers can place these products on the UK market if these products meet the EU directives and bears a CE marking. This includes weighing and measuring instruments used for legal metrological applications.

Medical devices that fall under the EU Medical Device Regulation are excluded from the recognition of EU requirements.

For more information, visit the UK Government website at

Released May 1, 2024, Updated May 17, 2024