The Europe Union's Certificate of conformity

CE marking - Basics

Affixing of the marking (see leaflet for economic operators pdf - 353 KB [353 KB] )

CE marking ensures the free movement within the European market of products that conform to the requirements of EU legislation (e.g. safety, health and environmental protection and is a key indicator of a product’s compliance with legislation. The CE marking is affixed by manufacturers to their products. By placing CE marking on a product, manufacturers declare on their sole responsibility that the products comply with all the legal requirements in force in Europe. It is the manufacturer's responsibility to verify that the goods they are selling comply with all relevant legislation or – if necessary – to have it examined by notified conformity assessment body for that purpose. Look at the 6 steps for manufacturers to learn more about the exact procedure manufacturers have to complete before putting the marking on their goods.

Products

Not all products sold in the EU need to bear CE marking. CE marking applies to products, ranging from electrical equipment to toys and from civil explosives to medical devices. Such products fall under one or more Directives which determine the specific requirements that the product must meet in order to be CE marked.

 

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