Many products sold in European Union countries bear the CE Mark. This application is made compulsory by legal regulations made in 1990. The letters C and E are the initials of the French Conformité Européenne, which means compliance with European Union legal regulations.
It is understood that the product bearing this mark meets the requirements of the European Union directives and will therefore be freely traded in the European Economic Area.
It is the manufacturer who is responsible for the correct application of the relevant legal regulations, which must apply the CE marking. However, the same conditions apply for importing companies. In general, there are many people involved in CE marking, including designers, distributors, retailers, suppliers, employers and users. These individuals and organizations are also responsible for the correct implementation of the requirements.
Since 2013, 28 has been a member of the European Union. Meanwhile, Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia and Turkey's adayllık process continues. Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, which are not members of the European Union but are members of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), are also involved in CE Marking.
Free trade cannot be made without obligations. The main purpose of the CE Marking application is to remove the influence of physical boundaries between the member states and facilitate the free trade of products. It is also to harmonize the legal requirements for safety, health and the environment among member states. This concerns both safety and the protection of the interests of consumers.
The requirements for CE Marking are contained in legal regulations known as New Approach Directives. Member States have committed themselves to incorporate the requirements of these directives into their national legal regulations. In this way, all legal regulations for free trade are harmonized.
Inspections aimed at ensuring product safety that has become more stringent in our country in recent years have increased the importance of CE Certificate. Our country has adapted many legal regulations and practices to our domestic law within the scope of European Union harmonization studies. CE Marking is one of them. In this respect, if the products to be manufactured outside the country and imported to our country must bear the CE Mark in terms of their characteristics, these products must be imported as CE Certified.
The date of the bill of lading should first be checked to see if the CE Certificate is appropriate and correct. The date of CE declaration of conformity must be an earlier date. Product specifications must be supported by declaration of conformity, relevant directives and technical documentation. The product shall be marked with the CE Mark and appropriate label information in accordance with the specified format. The relevant standards must be specified in the technical dossier. In fact, as far as possible, technical support should be sought prior to import operations and the declaration of conformity, reports, test results, standards and technical file control should be evaluated from a professional perspective.
Generally, the problems experienced in customs regarding CE Marking are that CE declaration of conformity is after the date of bill of lading, there is no CE Mark on the products, presenting out-of-date test results and reports, presenting false test results and reports and the products do not have the features in the technical file.
Here importers must ensure that the products to be offered to consumers meet the basic requirements and do not pose a risk to the health and safety of consumers. For this reason, importers have to verify that the manufacturer in the country of origin has taken the necessary steps and that the documents are accurate and reliable.
Our company also provides CE Certificate 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 Certificate 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.