CE Marking


WHAT IS CE MARK


The CE Mark is a conformity marking consisting of the letters CE. The CE Marking applies to products regulated by certain European health, safety and environmental protection legislation. The CE Marking is obligatory for products it applies to: the manufacturer affixes the marking in order to be allowed to sell his product in the European market.


CE is an abbreviation for Conformit?? Europ??enne, French for European Conformity. The CE Mark indicates that the product it is affixed to conforms to all relevant essential requirements and other applicable provisions that have been imposed upon it by means of European directives, and that the product has been subject to the appropriate conformity assessment procedure(s). The essential requirements refer, among other things, to safety, public health and consumer protection.


Please note:


1.The CE Marking is not a quality-mark. First, it refers to safety rather than to the quality of a product. Second, CE Marking is mandatory for the product it applies to, whereas most quality markings are voluntary.
2. Many people use the term CE Mark. Initially, this was the phrase used to indicate this conformity marking. However, CE Mark was officially replaced by the term CE Marking in 1993. Thus, it is better to speak of CE Marking.


THE BENEFITS OF IMPLEMENTING CE MARKING


To be sold within the European market, certain products require CE-marking. The CE mark declares that your product complies with the Essential Requirements of the applicable EU Directives.
Applicable requirements are set forth in various European Directives that replace individual country safety standards. The Directives apply to products manufactured within but also exported to the European Union.
The CE marking is a kind of trade passport for the European marketplace: it allows the manufacturer to freely circulate their product throughout the 28 countries of the European Economic Area (EEA). There is only one set of requirements and procedures to comply with in designing and manufacturing a product for the entire EEA. The various and conflicting national regulations are eliminated. As a result, the product no longer needs to be adapted to the specific requirements of the different member states of the EEA.
In addition, it may be considered a benefit that by implementing the requirements, the product will be safer for the user and this may also reduce damage and liability claims.