UK product safety and metrology changes from 1 January 2021

A guide to help businesses and regulators check if their responsibilities or tasks will change and how to prepare.

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This guidance does not cover relevant legislative changes made since it was last revised in September 2019.

For current information, read: Product safety for businesses: A to Z of industry guidance.



From 1 January 2021, the Product Safety and Metrology etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 may apply.

This guidance explains how existing product safety and metrology legislation would be amended. It describes:

  • the general principles of the changes
  • steps that businesses need to take to prepare
  • the individual changes to 29 regulations

It does not cover legislation that is the responsibility of the Health and Safety Executive or the Northern Ireland Office.

Published 25 March 2019
Last updated 23 September 2019 + show all updates
  1. Guide revised due to the amendment of the regulations that will apply in a no-deal Brexit.

  2. First published.