Brexit & The Low Voltage Directive

The United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union (EU) and the Customs Union on 29 March 2019, followed by a two-year ‘transition period’ ending on 31 December 2020.

The UK government has introduced the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill to Parliament which, if passed, will end the primacy of EU law in the UK on the date of the UK’s final withdrawal from the EU.

This “Great Repeal Bill”, as it had been called, is expected to incorporate all EU legislation into UK law in one go, after which the government will decide over a period of time which parts to keep, change or remove.

Therefore, it is anticipated that – for the foreseeable future – there will be no changes to the CE marking requirements for all electrical/electronic equipment entering the UK, as currently required under the Low Voltage Directive: 2014/35/EU.

Exports of electrical/electronic equipment from the UK to the EU will, of course, still need to continue to comply with the requirements of the LVD (and all other relevant directives), as is presently the case.


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