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Everything you need to know about CE Certification:
CE certification can be complex, confusing and create lots of cliffhangers for several companies globally. In this guide, we’ve narrowed down to some of the top questions many companies are longing to know this year. Below are some of the burning questions you must acquaint yourself with to meet the set regulations by the European Union.
What is the CE certification?
Typically, CE is an acronym of a French phrase meaning, “European Conformity.” Products are normally placed with the CE stamp on their backside to signal the product is capable of being distributed within the EEA and EU. Therefore, CE certification symbolizes the CE that is primarily inserted on the backside of specific products sold in the (EU) European Union and the (EEA) European Economic Area.
This Mark is simply a logo with the letter C and E, respectively. Besides, these products may incorporate a 4 digit id number which displays the process of CE certification. When you see a product with a CE mark, it essentially means the product is declared to have adhered to all the requirements offered by the European Union under their regulations and is permitted to be in the EU market.
Which Products Needs a CE Mark?
As a business proprietor, don’t be disturbed whether your products need a CE mark or not. CE marking is mandatory for products governed by the European Union. The products that are not covered under the EU are not eligible to have CE certification. Don’t place a CE mark on your product if it is not covered under CE requirements.
The products who need CE marking:
- Electronic equipment
- Gas appliances
- Construction products
- Hot water boilers
- Explosives for civil use
- Equipment and system used for explosives
- Pressure equipment
- Personal protective equipment
- Simple pressure vessels
- Telecommunication and radio terminal products
- Medical devices
What does CE Mark mean?
It’s a symbol generated by the manufacture to testify that the product follows the EU regulations and one can sell the product in Europe. Thus, this is a must-have, especially for products that lie under the new approach detectives of the European Union.
Therefore, most products with CE marks indicate that the manufacturer of the product holds the onus and comply with all the legal requirements of safety, health, and environmental set aside by the European Union. CE mark refers to a compulsory European Union marking responsible for governing the products sold within the (EEA) European Economic Area.
The mark signals a declaration from the manufacture giving proof that the products are aligned with the New Approach Directives from the European Union. This regulation set not only applies to goods within the threshold of the European Union but also to those goods produced and prepared to be sold in the EEA. Therefore, the CE marking makes all products to be recognized in different countries that the products are under CE regulations.
Before any products that fall under these regulations are sold, a CE mark must be placed to make them accessible in the EU marketplace. Moreover, CE mark indicate the following on a product:
1.The goods meet the pertinent requirements of the New approach directives of the EU.
2.The products meet all the safety standards enacted in the CE marking requirements.
3.The product is free from danger to the environment and lives of people.
CE Certification Other Directives:
Above the mentioned directives above, which are the most common for Electronic products, there are other directives such as Explosive, Medical Device, Lifting, Measurement & Control, and others. It’s the manufacturers with his supply chain responsibility, to verify the product meets all relevant requirements before putting a product in the market.
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When you have a CE certification, you are free to sell your products on the European Union market. However, before displaying your product on the EU market, you must be acquainted with what is a CE certification, the products that need a CE mark, and what the CE mark stands for when placed on a product.
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