CE Marking where the letters "CE" are the abbreviation of French phrase "Conformité Européene" which literally means "European Conformity". CE Marking on a product is a manufacturer's declaration that the product complies with the essential requirements of the relevant European health, safety and environmental protection legislation, in practice by many of the so-called Product Directives.* CE Marking on a product indicates to governmental officials that the product may be legally placed on the market in their country. CE Marking on a product ensures the free movement of the product within the EFTA & European Union (EU), and CE Marking on a product permits the withdrawal of the non-conforming products by customs and enforcement/vigilance authorities.
The CE Mark is a mandatory European marking for certain product groups to indicate conformity with the essential heath and safety requirements set out in European Directives. The CE Marking of products as "passport" which can allow a Manufacturer to freely circulate their products within the European market place. The CE Mark declares that your product complies with the Essential Requirements of the applicable EU Directives. It is mandatory for a wide range of products sold within or exported to the European market. It is a legal obligation on the part of the manufacturer or his agent. Penalties for failing to get CE-Marking for a product can be severe. The Directives replace individual country standards as they relate principally to the safety of these products. The Directives apply to a wide range of products.
|PRODUCTS REQUIRING CE-MARKING|
|Pressure equipment||Medical devices and equipment|
|Machinery of almost any description||Personal protective equipment|
|Electrical and electronic equipment||Equipment for use in potentially explosive environments|