The CE letters on the products are abbreviated from the initials of the French Conformité Européene meaning literally European Conformity. In the first years of this practice, the EC Mark was used, but with the directive 1993 / 93 / EEC issued in 68, the name of the application was changed to the CE Mark. After this date, CE Mark is used in all official documents of the European Union.
Although CE Marking is also used in some places, this is not an official definition. For example, in the 2007 / 2007 / EC directive published in 47 and the amendments to Directive 90 / 385 / EEC, 93 / 42 / EEC and 98 / 8 / EC, the CE Marking is used and the CE Mark is nowhere.
The CE Mark on a product is a declaration of the manufacturer. This declaration is an indication that the product complies with the conditions laid down in the relevant directives and that it complies with the essential criteria laid down in the European Union legislation on health, safety and environmental protection.
The product directives contain the basic conditions, performance levels and harmonized standards that products must meet. Harmonized standards are technical specifications established by several standard bodies, such as CEN and CENELEC.
CEN (European Committee for Standardization) is the European Standardization Committee. CENELEC (European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization) is the European Electrotechnical Standardization Committee.
The CE Mark on a product indicates that this product may be freely available in European Union countries. In other words, the CE Mark ensures the free circulation of the product in EFTA and the European Union single market.
EFTA (European Free Trade Association), the European Free Trade Association, was established in 1960 as an alternative to the European Union. Most of the members of the union established at the time to improve the foreign trade of some countries outside the Common Market became members of the European Union. The current EFTA members are Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. These countries are also parties to the European Union's free movement status.
Although the product has the CE Mark, these products are withdrawn from the market and sanctions are applied if it is found to be unsuitable.
The basic principles of CE Marking can be listed as follows:
The CE marking may only be affixed to the product by the manufacturer or its authorized representative.
The CE marking may only be affixed to products specified in certain relevant directives, not to products other than this.
The manufacturer is responsible for ensuring that this product complies with all the requirements of the applicable legal regulations by affixing the CE Mark on its products.
The CE Mark is the only mark to show compliance with the relevant directive requirements.
It is prohibited to place signs, inscriptions or inscriptions on products that may mislead third parties regarding the meaning or form of the CE Mark. It is possible to place other markings on the product, provided that they do not impair the visibility, readability and meaning of the CE Mark.
The countries of the European Union are obliged to ensure that the legal regulations governing the application of the CE Marking are applied correctly and to take appropriate measures in case of misuse of the marking. Member States may also impose criminal sanctions for serious violations. These sanctions should be commensurate with the seriousness of the non-compliance and be an effective deterrent against improper use.
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