A101 wrote:Kiwirob wrote:A101 wrote:
Which standards for goods have changed since we officially left?
So you have no clue about UKCA?
All products used to be manufactured to CE standards, the UK has pulled out of this and is in the process of applying UKCA standards, instead of being a simple paperwork exercise, swapping CE for UKCA the standards for many products have changed, which mean products need to be tested and re-approved. So now manufacturers have two standards to work with CE which has a market of 700m people and is accepted around the word and UKCA which is the standard for a market of 68m and is not accepted throughout the world. Expect to see price increases or products no longer available as manufacturers decide it's not worth applying for UKCA.
The UK has also pulled out of the Marine Equipment Directive which set the standard for equipment used on ships, many countries outside of the EU also accept MED certification. The UK now has it's own new standard MER, this standard is also not a paperwork exercise it will require testing and won't be accepted by anyone else.A101 wrote:You are aware that the UK is no longer in the EU don't you?
I sure am I've been laughing at Brexiters since they won.A101 wrote:UKCA marking show that it complies with UK standards. Any goods that require the CE markings is up to the exporter to comply with upon entry to the EU. Just because the markings have changed does not mean the product is inferior or standards have actually changed.
As to the MED/MER majority would be international standards IMO with some national requirements. The MED just organized for its member nations just like every other nation has its own independent body for maritime laws. it's not a big deal like you make it out to be instead of the EU doing for the UK its now set up its own statutory body.
The reality is the UK doesn't need to set up it's on regulatory body, the UK shipbuilding industry is tiny, the EU's much larger, MED certification is also accepted all over the world, just like CE. All the major European classification societies are members DNV, BV, RINA. LR used to be a member.
A101 wrote:1.1 International Maritime Organization (IMO) Conventions require ships to carry safety and counter pollution equipment (collectively ‘marine equipment’) that has been approved by the ship’s Flag Administration. This means that Flag Administrations are required to ensure that marine equipment carried on board ships flying their flag comply with international design, construction, performance and testing standards, and to ensure that such equipment is approved as meeting those standards.
1.2 After the United Kingdom left the European Union, the UK implemented regulations to establish UK conformity assessment procedures to ensure that the UK can continue to comply with its international obligations by applying international standards to marine equipment that is to be placed on board UK ships.
1.3 ‘The Regulations’ shall mean the Merchant Shipping (Marine Equipment) Regulations 2016, as amended.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... -equipment
No different from Australia
https://www.amsa.gov.au/about/regulatio ... pseArea262
No different to the EU
Norway is not a member of the EU yet all vessels built in Norway comply to the MED regulations.
Australia is an interesting one almost all vessels built in Australia's two primary commercial yards are built to MED regulations.