October 30th, 2019 Update: On March 29, 2017, UK Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50, which formally started the process whereby the UK will leave the European Union. The original plan was for the UK to leave the EU on March 29th, 2019 but the process has proven to be very complicated and dates and outcomes have continued to shift. On October 28th, 2019, the EU agreed to push the extension deadline to January 31, 2020. 

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Expansion Guide - UK CE Marking 


CE marking is an important part of taking a physical product into the UK and anywhere in the European Union (EU). For most products to gain access to the UK, which is part of the EU, you will have to have CE marking on your product and undertake extensive testing to meet EU standards prior to market testing.  Globig has compiled information to help you determine if your product requires CE marking, how best to get CE marking, how long it takes, and how costly it is. We also recommend that you speak with an attorney if your product requires a CE mark.


Use the CE Marking - Licensing In The UK section to help you understand what information you need for CE marking in the UK.

Know who the CE marking governing bodies are and the applicable regulations 
Understand what CE marking is
Determine if your product needs CE marking
Follow the steps for CE marking, as outlined in the CE Marking - Licensing In The UK section
Follow the CE marking image requirements outlined in the same section, CE Marking - Licensing In The UK


Globig Knowledge Base

Learn more about CE marking in this related Globig Knowledge Base section.

CE Marking - Licensing In The UK


Globig Resources

Use these related resources if you would like to learn more about CE marking on your own. 

HM Revenue and Customs

European Commission

CE Directives

Harmonized and other standards for goods

EC Directive Product Categories

CE Marking

European harmonized standards

List of companies that are approved as notified bodies

Blue Guide

Declaration of Conformity example

International Testing Labs


Globig Marketplace

Are you ready to explore what service providers are available to help you on the ground in the UK?

The Globig Marketplace contains vetted, quality service providers who can help you. Review your options, learn more about them, and even send them an RFI. 

You can also find consultants at this link: CE Marking Consultants



Do you have additional questions or want some help?

Globig is here for you.  Send us a message and we'll get back to you right away to assist you in your global expansion.