CE Certification

CE definition and meaning

The CE marking or formerly EC mark, is a mandatory conformity marking for products sold in the European Economic Area (EEA) since 1993.The CE marking is the manufacturer’s declaration that the product meets the requirements of the applicable EC directives.
The actual meaning of “CE” has been disputed. It is often taken to be an abbreviation of Conformité Européenne, meaning “European Conformity”.However, “CE” originally stood for “Communauté Européenne”, “Comunidad Europea”, “Comunidade Europeia” and “Comunità Europea”, meaning “European Community”. In former German legislation, the CE marking was called “EG-Zeichen” meaning “European Community mark”. According to the European Commission, the CE logo has become a symbol for free marketability of industrial goods within the EEA.
The CE marking is mandatory for certain product groups in the European Economic Area (EEA), consisting of the 27 Member States of the EU and EFTA countries Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein. It is also obligatory for all such products made in third countries (non-member states) sold in the EEA. In that case, the importer has to make sure that the manufacturer outside the EU has taken the necessary steps that allow him to affix the CE marking.
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The necessity to apply for CE certification

CE certification for national products in the European market trade provides a unified technical specification to simplify trade procedures. Product of any country to enter the EU, the European Free Trade Area of the need for CE certification, to affix the CE mark on the product.
CE certification is the product passes to enter the markets of the EU and EFTA countries. CE certification means that the product has reached the safety requirements of the EU directives; business-to-consumer and a commitment to increase consumer trust; affixed with a CE mark the product will reduce the risk of sales in the European market. These risks include the following:

  • Customs detain and investigate risk
  • Market oversight bodies to investigate and deal with the risks
  • The risk of allegations by peers for competitive purposes

The benefits of applying for CE certification

  • EU laws, regulations and harmonization of standards not only quantity, but the content is very complex, so to obtain the designated agency of the European Union to help is a time-saving, labor-saving, but also reduce the risk
  • Obtained by the designated agency of the European Union CE certification, can access the trust of consumers and market oversight bodies
  • Be effective in preventing the emergence of those irresponsible allegations
  • Technology will become a legally binding evidence in the face of litigation in the case, the designated agency of the European Union CE certification
  • Once they risk punishment, certification bodies of the EU countries and the companies jointly, thus reducing the risk

CE certification procedure

  • Introduction Meeting
  • Quotation
  • Technical Meeting
  • Inspection->Summary
  • Modification
  • Confirmation(Test)
  • CE Marking

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