Government releases business support guidance following Brexit
The government has published new guidance to help businesses comply with changed regulations following its Brexit trade deal with the European Union.
Following agreement of a trade deal with the EU, the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) is helping ensure businesses 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.
The government said the 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.
Businesses can also be notified when new material is published, as well as sign up for OPSS email alerts.
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.
More information on the OPSS guidance can be found by clicking here.