CE Marking

The CE mark demonstrates that the product meets the requirements of relevant European directives. It is mandatory for a wide range of products sold within or exported to the European market.

 

CE mark on a product:

  • Indicates to government/s that the product can be legally sold within the European Union (EU) and the European Free Trade Area (EFTA).
  • Ensures the product can move freely throughout the European Single Market
  • Indicates to customers that the product meets designated safety standards.
  • Promotes public health and safety
  • Enhances product credibility
  • Leads to improved sales and greater customer satisfaction

 

CE Mark is the manufacturer’s claim that the product meets the essential requirements of all relevant European Directives. CE Mark compliance is legally enforced requirement for the European Union member states and the European Economic Area countries. The countries are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, UK. Other countries are most likely  to adopt the directives in  the near future. To sell products in any of these countries CE mark is an essential requirement.

 

The following European Directives requiring the affixing of a CE Mark are currently in force, which apply to the respective industries:

  • Directive 88/378/EC Safety of toys
  • Directive 2006/42/EC Machinery
  • Directive 2006/95/EC Low Voltage / LVD / Electrical safety
  • Directive 2004/108/EC Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC)
  • Directive 89/686/EC Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Directive 97/23/EC Pressure Equipment
  • Directive 93/42/EC Medical devices
  • Directive 90/385/EC Active implantable medical devices
  • Directive 98/79/EC  In Vitro Diagnostic medical devices
  • Directive 1999/5/EC Telecommunications Terminal Equipment
  • Directive 2009/105/EC Simple Pressure Vessels
  • Directive 2009/142/EC Appliances burning gaseous fuels
  • Directive 95/16/EC Lifts
  • Directive 94/25/EC Recreational craft
  • Directive 94/9/EC Equipment explosive atmosphere (ATEX)
  • Directive 90/384/EC Non-automatic weighing
  • Directive 2000/9/EC Cableways
  • Directive 89/106/EC Construction products
  • Directive 93/15/EC Explosives for civil uses
  • Directive 92/42/EC New hot-water boilers fired BOILERS FIRED with liquid or gaseous fuels
  • Directive 2004/22/EC  Measuring Instruments
  • Directive 2009/125/EC Eco-design requirements for energy related products
  • Directive 92/75/EC Energy labelling of household appliances
  • Directive 99/36/EC Transportable pressure equipment Directive
  • Directive 2000/14/EC Noise emission in the environment by equipment for use outdoors

 

Benefits:

Market access & development:

  • Enter into new markets  and maximize the potential of existing markets with  appropriate CE certified products

Risk management:

  • Mitigate the risks and liabilities in your chosen markets and achieve secure and robust decision making through the management of risk and ensure regular compliance.

Product differentiation:

  • Through independent testing and certification your products will stand out from your competitors

Competitive edge:

  • Recognized all over the globe.