End of Transition Business Briefing Event - 8th December

02 December 2020

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) is delighted to invite you to a Business Briefing to ensure you are ready for the new post transition rules coming into effect from January 2021.

Colleagues from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will also be joining us to help answer any questions you may have. So if there are any areas of these incoming changes that you require further clarification upon, then this is the event for you.

This three hour event will provide a recap for businesses around product regulation and how its implementation will be monitored moving forward. Our Chief Executive, Graham Russell will finish the session with a preview of OPSS’ plans for the future.

Tuesday 8th of December 10.00am - 13.00pm


10:00-10:05 Welcome & Introductions (Sara Coakley)

10:05-11:30 Legislative update incl Q&A opportunity


• the legislative programme incl Metrology

• placing goods on the market

• labelling

• conformity assessments

11:35-12:00 Scenario workshops (OPSS & BEIS)

Practical solutions for different situations re placing goods on the market in 2021

12:05-12:35- Next Steps incl Q&A opportunity (Huw Jones & Amanda Farrell, OPSS)

This session will outline the approach to be taken by OPSS and Trading Standards post tranistion

12:40-13:00 – OPSS future priorities (Graham Russell)


Guidance for businesses regarding the end of the EU Transition Period: The Office for Product Safety and Standards has published guidance to help businesses comply with regulations as the Transition Period ends. Separate, complementary guidance will be published for businesses trading in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The list of published guidance documents can be viewed here.

UK Product safety and metrology from 1 January 2021: Guidance has been published for businesses on specific product safety and metrology regulations. Click here to access the guidance. Specific guidance for placing goods on the market in Great Britain can be accessed here . Guidance for placing goods on the market in Northern Ireland can be accessed here .