CE-MARK:“CE” Conformity European is mandatory for a wide range of products sold in the European Union. CE mark certifies that the products have met EU health, safety and environmental requirements that ensure consumer and workplace safety and most importantly your product manufactured as per European Standard.
The CE Marking of products is intended to support the free movement of goods within the European Economic Area. All products that bear CE marking must comply with all provisions of the applicable directives. Where a product carries appropriate CE marking, the member countries of the European Economic Area must allow the product to be placed on the market.
CE Marking is not only a legal obligation
When correctly completed it is a most useful marketing tools. It will probably be the best money you ever spend on marketing in terms of maximum reward for minimum investment.
Develop new markets more easily.
When your products carry the CE Marking you will find that importer, distributors and sales agents will be easier to appoint as they do not have to deal with complex compliance regulations.
Steps to obtain CE Marking
The main goals of the CE Marking are to:
- Indicate a product’s conformity with the essential requirements of the directives
- Allow products to be placed on the market
- Ensure the free movement of goods
- Allow the “withdrawal of non-conforming products by customs and enforcement authorities
The Marking should be affixed to one of the following:
- The product itself
- The packaging of the product
- The instructions for use
- The guarantee certificate
By affixing the CE marking to the product a manufacturer is making a statement that product meets the requirement of all relevant directives.
In February 1996, in response to the EEC requirements for non-European manufacturers to appoint a European Authorized Representative for CE-Mark communications and regulatory need.
It is therefore recommended that you appoint a “third party” to act as your EU Authorized Representative.
As an Authorized Representative, we build relationships in which we are a trusted resource for our clients’ regulatory needs.
- you cannot affix the CE mark to products which are not covered by the relevant European directives;
- by affixing the CE marking, you take full responsibility for your product’s compliance with the requirements of the relevant directives;
The CE marking is not required for items, for example:
• chemicals • cosmetics • foodstuffs • pharmaceuticals