CE Marking Directives, Regulations and Standards

Eight CE Marking Directives Get New Reference Numbers

On Saturday 29 March 2014, the European Commission has published the recasts of eight CE marking directives. These directives are aligned with the rules and responsibilities for CE marking that were published earlier in Decision 768/2008/EU. These eight directives get new numbers.

Interview Andrew Mackay

Q&A: CE Marking on Basis of Pre-Compliance Test?

Andrew Mackay and Han Zuyderwijk answer two questions form viewers. One question asks whether it is possible to affix the CE marking on the basis of EMC pre-compliance tests. The other question is about the applicable directives and standards for a muscle stimulation device.

Notified Body

Notified Bodies Explained

The compliance assessment procedure of certain products with the Europeans standards, as laid down in their corresponding EU directive, may involve the notification of third-party, independent bodies. In the EU, such organisations are called Notified Bodies and their role is to evaluate whether the product complies with the relevant legislation in force.1) In this article I will discuss what the role and responsibilities of a Notified Bodies are.

European Commission updates list of European Harmonized Standards for the EMC Directive (2004/108/EC)

Earlier today, the European Commission published an updated list of the European harmonized standards that pertain to the EMC Directive (2004/108/EC). The standards on this list may be used by electronics and electrical equipment manufacturers to prove that their equipment complies with the essential requirements of this directive.