CE Marking. Made Easy.

The CE marking offers opportunities, but can be complex. Our CE Marking Toolbox will empower you to take control, and to get the CE mark quickly and cost-effectively.

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CE Marking Tools & Tutorials

CE Marking. Made Easy.

The CE marking offers opportunities, but can be complex. Our CE Marking Toolbox will empower you to take control, and to get the CE mark quickly and cost-effectively.

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“At cemarking.net we believe that manufacturers are the true product experts. We believe that, with a little guidance, they can take charge of CE marking and do self-certification. That is why we’ve founded this site and community, and I am glad so many SME’s are reaching results with it.”

Han Zuyderwijk, Founder cemarking.net

CE Mark / CE Marking Quick Guide


 
The CE marking is a key indicator (but not proof) of a product’s compliance with European Union (EU) health, safety and environmental protection directives and regulations. If your product comes under the scope of a directive requiring CE marking you must ensure the product complies with the applicable requirements and affix the CE mark before placing it in the market in the European Economic Area (EEA) (see “Countries In Which The CE Marking Is Required” below for a description of the countries that are included in the EEA). This is equally valid if your product is manufactured outside the EEA. Second hand products from outside the EEA that are placed in the EEA market for the first time, also require CE marking.

Often the CE marking is described as a trade passport because it enables the free movement of products within the European market. According to EU legislation, the EU Member States are not allowed to restrict the placing on the market of CE marked products, unless such measures can be justified on the basis of evidence of the non-compliance of the product.

CE marking does not indicate that a product was made in the European Union. The CE mark also is not a quality mark.

Please note:

  • you cannot affix the CE mark to products which are not covered by the relevant European directives;
  • by affixing the CE marking, you take full responsibility for your product’s compliance with the requirements of the relevant directives;
  • other markings may be affixed to the product as long as that such markings do not create confusion with the CE marking in form or meaning.

 

Here at cemarking.net you will find information and resources to answer questions like:

As well as information and explanations about CE marking related requirements such as:

“I need a quick and efficient way to be able to issue CE conformance certificates to my customers, while being confident that we have done the process correctly and in the approved format. Your system allow us to get to the end result in a much more focussed way and time scale than by researching it ourselves. Why re-invent the wheel when someone has done it already? Also, building up the expertise in house is much more valuable than outsourcing it each time.”

Rick Booth, DMS, United Kingdom

Frequently Asked Questions About CE Marking:

What does the CE marking on a product indicate?

By affixing the CE marking to a product, the manufacturer declares on his/her sole responsibility that the product is in conformity with the essential requirements of the applicable Union harmonisation legislation providing for its affixing and that the relevant conformity assessment procedures have been fulfilled. Products bearing the CE marking are presumed to be in compliance with the applicable Union harmonisation legislation and hence benefit from free circulation in the European Market.

Is a product affixed with the CE marking always produced in the EU?

No. The CE marking only signals that all essential requirements have been fulfilled when the product was manufactured. The CE marking is not a mark of origin, as it does not indicate that the product was manufactured in the European Union. Consequently, a product affixed with the CE marking may have been produced anywhere in the world.

Are all CE marked products tested and approved by authorities?

No. In fact, the assessment of the conformity of the products with the legislative requirements applying to them is the sole responsibility of the manufacturer. The manufacturer affixes the CE marking and drafts the EU Declaration of Conformity. Only products which are regarded as presenting a high risk to the public interest, e.g. pressure vessels, lifts and certain machine tools, require conformity assessment by a third party, i.e. a notified body.

What are the sanctions for counterfeiting the CE marking?

The procedures, measures and sanctions that apply to counterfeiting of the CE marking are laid down in Member State’s national administrative and penal law. Depending on the seriousness of the crime, economic operators may be liable to a fine and, in some circumstances, imprisonment. However, if the product is not regarded as an imminent safety risk, the manufacturer may be given a second opportunity to ensure that the product is in conformity with the applicable legislation before being obliged to take the product off the market.

Where should the CE marking be affixed?

The marking shall be affixed either to the product or to the product’s data plate. When that is not possible due to the nature of the product, the CE marking shall be affixed to the packaging and/or to any accompanying documents.

Who supervises the correct use of the CE marking?

In order to guarantee the impartiality of market surveillance operations, the supervision of the CE marking is the responsibility of public authorities in the Member States in cooperation with the European Commission.

“Your website and courses are extremely helpful to a small start-up company like ours. Many thanks for providing us access to this information.”

Joe S'Silva, Patients and Consumers’ Pharma, USA

Stay Ahead.

The CE marking rules are constantly updated to the latest state of the art in technology. Even though your product complies today, it may not tomorrow.
We also provide training and tutorials to keep you and your team in the know.

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Stay Ahead.

The CE marking rules are constantly updated to the latest state of the art in technology. Even though your product complies today, it may not tomorrow.
We also provide training and tutorials to keep you and your team in the know.

Let’s Go Stay informed of CE marking developments

“This system you have is very good and I am so glad we are able to work with you on our CE compliance.”

Luke Vazul, KHS, USA
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“At first I hesitated to do CE self-certification, because I wasn’t sure I would be able to do it. Your system provides the templates and instructions to certify CE compliance. And with what I learned I was able to complete the CE marking within one week. It was a good investment. Your support and customer service are excellent!”

Tatiana Batache, SkateRunner, Belgium