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Update to UK businesses in a No Deal scenario

25 March 2019


Please find below information and links which has been produced by the Office for Product Safety & Standards at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, 

Leaving the EU with a deal remains the Government’s top priority, which has not changed. The Government is continuing with no deal preparations to ensure that we are prepared for every eventuality.

The government are committed to keeping businesses informed through and other communication channels. More information on the impact of the UK leaving the EU in a no deal scenario is available at 

The Product Safety and Metrology etc (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 is a Statutory Instrument covering a range of product areas and market surveillance activities to ensure continuity in a no deal scenario. 

This legislation was passed in Parliament on 20 March and will come into force when the UK leaves the EU in a no deal scenario.  In advance of this, the government are issuing guidance which outlines the changes introduced by this legislation. This document is called ‘What’s Changed?’ and has been published on 

The product safety landscape will not change significantly.  For example, the legislation retains the requirements for conformity assessment and retains the use of standards that give rise to presumptions of conformity with the legislative requirements. This makes it easier for business to ensure their products are safe by following a designated standard.  

However, leaving the EU in a no deal scenario will have an impact on several product areas. We would therefore urge you to visit this guidance to see whether you are affected and the steps you now need to take. 

While they have sought to keep the advice clear and concise, they do appreciate you may have further queries if your business sector is affected by the changes introduced by the legislation. Please feel free to ask us specific questions.

This content was produced by an external body and not the British Allied Trades Federation.

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