What is CE marking (CE mark)?

CE marking

CE mark - in the EU, it is the only permitted mark of product compliance with the requirements of European directives regarding product safety.

The CE mark on the product is the manufacturer's declaration that the product complies with the essential requirements of the relevant European legislation (in terms of health, safety, environmental protection), in practice with the requirements of the directives that regulate individual products.

The CE mark is a mandatory European mark for product groups that indicates compliance with the essential safety and health requirements of the new approach European directives.

CE marking

The CE mark is placed exclusively on the product for which it is stipulated by certain European directives and may not be placed on other products. Also, it is forbidden to mark the product with any signs that are likely to resemble the CE mark and thereby mislead the product's buyers.

The letters "CE" are an abbreviation from the French language "Conformite Europeene", which literally means "European conformity".

The CE mark on the product is not a quality mark, it is a confirmation to the supervisory authorities that the product can be legally placed on the market.

The CE mark on the product ensures the free movement of the product within the European Union and EFTA.

CE marking - requirement 22 of the New Approach Directive - the product must be marked before it is put on the market or put into use!

There are several essential activities on the way to the CE mark: preparation for the CE mark, i.e. determination of which directives apply to the product, assessment of conformity, i.e. product testing in accordance with the requirements of relevant directives and harmonized standards, preparation of technical documentation, declaration of conformity and placement of the CE mark.


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