What is CE marking?
CE marking is a declaration by the manufacturer that the product meets all the appropriate provisions of the relevant legislation implementing certain European Directives. CE marking gives companies easier access into the European market to sell their products without adaptation or rechecking. The initials “CE” do not stand for any specific words but are a declaration by the manufacturer that his product meets the requirements of the applicable European Directive(s).
The CE mark is a symbol that when affixed to a product indicates that it complies with the relevant EU legislation, which enables the free movement of products within the European market. The CE mark is affixed by a manufacturer, importer or authorized representative, who are required to ensure and make a declaration that the product complies. CE Marking is compulsory and must be affixed before a product is placed (for sale or own use) on the market within the 27 member states of European Economic Area.
Our specialists in product compliance and CE Marking, can provide testing, consultancy and help on all aspects of CE Marking and product compliance on a wide range of products, such as electrical equipment, machines, medical devices, toys and other consumer products.
Not all items/products are required to be CE Marked.
Item/products falling under 20+ EU directives currently laid down require CE marking for placing and
trading in European Union.
For products which doesn’t fall under the laid down EU directives, there are other directives which need to be complied for trading in EU.
Steps involved in CE Marking
- Checking whether intended product qualifies for CE marking or not.
- Identification of applicable directives
- Identify whether product can be self certified or requires intervention of notified bodies
depending upon product category.
- Assessment of product conformity to essential requirements of directives.
- Preparation of TCF(Technical Construction File)
- Making a declaration and affixing CE mark on the product