Product Certification

CE Marking

 Brief : 

CE Marking is the symbol as shown on the top of this page. The letters “CE” are the abbreviation of French phrase “Conformité Européene” which literally means “European Conformity”. The term initially used was “EC Mark” and it was officially replaced by “CE Marking” in the Directive 93/68/EEC in 1993. “CE Marking” is now used in all EU official documents.

One of the most critical elements of marketing products in Europe is proper use of “CE MARKING”. This has become so crucial in some cases now, that it has become synonymous for “Passport to Europe” for your product. However, since CE marking was originally conceived by policy makers of European Union and its subsequent applicability to products originating from other countries other than European Union has led to confusion among manufacturers from Asia.

CE Marking on a product is a manufacturer’s declaration that the product complies with the essential requirements of the relevant European health, safety and environmental protection legislation, in practice by many of the so-called Product Directives.*

Directives

89/106/EEC Construction Products
89/336/EEC Electromagnetic compatibility
94/9/EC Equipment and protective systems in potentially explosive atmospheres.
93/15/EEC Explosive for civil uses
98/37/EEC Low voltage equipment
98/37/EEC Machinery safety
90/385/EEC Medical devices : Active Implantable
93/42/EEC Medical devices : General
93/79/EC Medical devices : In vitro diagnostic
89/686/EEC Personal protective equipment
99/5/EC Radio and telecommunication terminal equipment
96/98/EC Marine Equipment
97/23/EC Pressure Equipment Directive

CE Marking on a product indicates to governmental officials that the product may be legally placed on the market in their country.

Benefits :

  • Almost mandatory requirement for supply to Europe
  • Enhance Public & Market Image
  • Better confidence on product safety
  • Consistent product with product safety
  • Technical File documentation supports your declaration of conformity.
  • Supporting documentation in your technical file can help limit liability when prepared by an independent, third party certification body

Applicability :

Its applicability is related to various directives

Documentation: