The CE marking does not imply that the product bearing this mark is manufactured in European Union countries. It states that the product was evaluated before being put on the market. In other words, these products meet the legal requirements of the European Union directives.
Manufacturers wishing to sell a product to consumers within the European Union are responsible for conducting a conformity assessment, preparing a technical dossier, declaring a conformity and placing the CE Mark on the product after all these steps. Distributors operating in European Union countries must check that the products have both the CE Mark and the presence of the necessary supporting documents. Importer firms that import a product from a third country into the European Union must also check that the manufacturer outside the European Union has taken the necessary steps.
CE Marking is compulsory only for products covered by one or more of the New Approach Directives. Even if the products are manufactured in a country other than the European Union, if these products fall within the scope of a directive requiring the CE marking, the requirements of the directive must be met and the CE marking must be affixed to the product. Otherwise, it is not obligatory to carry CE Mark for all products sent to European Union countries.
The CE mark is applied to a wide range of products, from toys to electrical equipment, from civil explosives to medical devices, from elevators to pressurized equipment. The complete list of these product groups is as follows:
Active implantable medical devices
Ropeway installations designed to transport people
Eco design of energy related products
Equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres
Explosives for civil use
Hot water boilers
Household refrigerators and freezers
In vitro diagnostic medical devices
Noise emission in the environment
Non-automatic weighing instruments
Personal protective equipment
Radio and telecommunication terminal equipment
Simple pressure vessels
However, CE Marking is not required for chemicals, medicines, cosmetics and foodstuffs.
Once the conformity assessment requirements are fulfilled, the manufacturer may affix the CE Mark on the product or on its packaging. CE Marking has its own rules. The shape, dimensions and special conditions for the use of the CE logo are contained in the relevant legal regulations. These conditions are different depending on the directive applicable to each product. In general, the CE Mark must affix to the product itself. However, CE Marking may be affixed on product packaging, manuals and other supporting documents.
The CE marking must only be affixed by the manufacturer or its authorized representative. The CE marking cannot be affixed to products not covered by the relevant directives. As soon as the CE Mark is placed on the product, the manufacturer takes full responsibility for the product's compliance with the requirements of the relevant directives. It is sufficient to use only the CE marking to demonstrate that the product complies with the relevant directives. Any marking that may misrepresent the meaning or form of the CE marking to third parties may not be placed on the product. In addition, any other markings placed on the product must never cover the CE Mark.
In case of misuse of CE Mark, European Union countries have to take necessary actions and apply penal sanctions for violations.
Our company also provides CE Marking services within the scope of certification services. Thanks to these services, enterprises are able to produce more efficient, high performance and quality products in a safe, fast and uninterrupted manner.
CE Marking services provided within the scope of certification services are only one of the services provided by our organization in this respect. Many other certification services are also available.