CE MasterMind Member Club

The CE MasterMind Club is for everyone who wants an easy way to stay abreast of regulatory developments, and at the same time value the opportunity to receive and give feedback in a community of like-minded people.
Members enjoy the following benefits:

  • Peace of mind of being always well informed about your regulatory responsibilities and the latest developments.
  • No longer waste hours and hours on the internet trying to find bits and pieces of information. In the member Library you can download all directives texts, guidance documents, the most recent lists of standards and more. And a few times per year we’ll send you a copy of the updated Library on a CD-Rom.
  • Get inside information, tips and tricks from the experts at our special member webinars and round-tables. As a member, you can participate for free. You also get first opportunity to register for general events, so you’re guaranteed to always have one of the best seats.
  • CE marking can be a difficult and lonely job if you have nobody to turn to. Step into a community of like-minded people. In our MasterMind Club forums you can ask all your questions and get feedback and learn from experiences from other members.
  • Get access to loads of inspirational articles, audio and video material, reports etc.
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European Authorized Representative

Most CE regulations require you to keep your product’s Technical File in Europe or to appoint a person you authorize to compile the Technical File when the authorities request. You may think the solution is to give the Technical File to one of your European distributors. However, many manufacturers do not prefer to give the Technical File to their distributors, because it contains a lot of confidential design and manufacturing documentation they do not want to disclose to the distributor. Also, many manufacturers want the keep the flexibility to change a distributor. And the distributor may be excellent in selling, but does he have the required knowledge and experience with regulatory affairs? Like many manufacturers, you can choose to appoint an Authorized Representative to retain your Technical Files and handle the requests from the European authorities.

Choose your Authorized Representative wisely. You don’t want to end up with a cheap service provider that offers no service, and that disappears when you need it the most. We recommend searching for a reliable regulatory expert with experience with your products.

Click ‘Continue’ to read why our Authorized Representative service is an excellent choice.

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New Regulation on tractors to strengthen safety and to cut red tape

The European Commission has proposed to simplify EU law on agricultural and forestry vehicles (tractors, trailers, and towed equipment): 50 Directives and the related implementing legislation of 27 Member States would be replaced by just five Regulations. The proposal also foresees increased safety for these vehicles. For braking systems, the new rules would require inter alia: mandatory fitting of anti-lock braking systems on some categories (T5 fast tractors and their trailers suitable for speeds over 40 km/h); higher deceleration performance and improved compatibility between tractor and trailers/towed equipment. The proposal will now be forwarded to the EU’s Council of Ministers and the European Parliament for adoption.

Today’s proposal is an example how we can make EU legislation lighter while increasing the safety of agricultural vehicles. Working with 50 different Directives and the many pieces of national implementing legislation is more costly and burdensome for the industry than necessary. Today’s proposal would increase safety of tractors while reducing administrative costs and scratching unnecessary legislation.”

Antonio Tajani, Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship

CEMarking.Net optimized for iPhone and iPad

Have you tried the iPhone and iPad? They are really wonderful devices when you are on the go and you need to check some website. In particular the iPad is great for browsing the internet. And I believe it will be a great device for our users to have when they want to read our on-line articles and checklists or when viewing the video tutorials. Simply take the iPad (and iPhone) to the machine or equipment and easily check the requirements there and then, without having to print some material first.

Trapped in the CE Labyrinth?

Are you losing money because you don’t know how the CE certification works? Have you searched on the internet, but did you get frustrated by the superficial and scattered information? I feel your pain. In fact, it was the reason to set up this website and this free course:

Get Started with CE Marking. Today!

I developed this course for you to better understand CE marking and how it affects your products. The course material is completely made available on-line. So no traveling is required. You can access the course whenever it is convenient for you. You do not need to be available on certain days and times.
Take this course and you’ll have a complete overview of what CE marking and CE certification entails, and what you need to do to get it for your products.
And just to be absolutely clear: this course is free of charge, and there are no hidden costs or obligations.

What’s the catch?

People often ask me why I give so much valuable information free on this website. My answer is simple. In my time working in CE marking I’ve met some fantastic people, and I have learned a great deal from them. And I could never give back. This is my way of Giving Forward.

Which is why the articles on the website, as well as in my CE marking newsletter, will be extremely comprehensive, but always free. I have other information products, courses and workshops that you may like to buy to get up to speed or to deepen your knowledge, but the free articles will always be FREE.

If you doubt it, even for a moment, read this testimonials and the many others on this website from readers just like you. This will alleviate your fear about having to browse through yet another website.

“I thought the course was absolutely fantastic; informative, easy to understand and very thorough, broken down into manageable sections – all in all I can’t quite believe it has actually been free and thus far catch free!”
Lawrence Hill, Marine Entertainment Systems, UK

“The best feature of the mini course is the way it is delivered. When it is broken down into steps that are clear and easily understood with lessons spaced a day apart, I find the mini course allows me to absorb and retain the information much better than trying to absorb it all at once. At first, I thought the presentation would be a sales pitch without much usable information. Now I know that is not true, and would consider the services you offer. I would recommend the mini course to anyone with a product they want to CE certify.”
Stephen Cole, RJE International Inc., United States

“I can see that you put a lot of time and effort into the material that you have provided. It is evident that you are both experienced and passionate about your service. I thought the course was absolutely GREAT! The video is well produced and I find that it heightens my interest and thus retention of information. When I started, I must admit, I wondered how you would take such a complex topic and simplify it, so one could gain a good understanding. As I mentioned, the videos especially helped me to gain that understanding by providing a clear and concise overview of what is involved.
Thank you very much for this valuable information deliver in a very timely fashion. I definitely recommend this course to anyone
interested in learning about CE compliance.”
Thomas W. Kaufmann, Technical Publications Specialist, USA

“Yes, your mini-course is very well done, very professional. I liked it a lot.
What struck me the most is how you boiled down a seemingly complex issue into very simple terms, easy to understand. My perceptions before even linking to your site was that CE was going to be very time consuming, expensive and take considerable time to obtain. Now I have a better basic understanding of the process and the requirements, plus knowing that we could self certify, makes everything not a mystery.
I definitely would recommend to anyone who is delving into CE for the first time. Thanks so much!
George Zach, Watertronics LLC, USA

Four reasons why you should subscribe to the free mini course newsletter?

Reason 1: After the mini course you’ll understand the CE marking process and you’ll know what to do next.
Reason 2: Only a few articles are open for public viewing. The rest are hidden from view. You will get the direct link in the newsletter I send you. There’s no password. You can’t find the hidden pages on your own. So, without the link in the newsletter, you miss out on some very valuable information.
Reason 3: There are dozens of testimonials for our information. People before you have tested it and found it to be extremely good value.
Reason 4: It is FREE of charge and there are no hidden obligations. Guaranteed.
Bonus: Sign up today, and you will get a FREE powerful e-book with your subscription.

What the free e-book is about

Do you want stop wasting time and money on CE certification, and dramatically improve your CE approval success rate? Is your next CE marking project going to be a huge waste of money? Do you know enough about the CE certification to ensure this never happens?
Read this ebook and reduce your CE costs with and dramatically improve your CE success rate.

What happens after you submit the form?

1. You’ll receive an email asking you to confirm you want to sign up and that we have permission to send you information.
2. You’ll receive a user name and password, which you’ll need to login to the website and get access to the course and goodies;
3. Login to the website and from the dashboard click though to the course. Here you’ll also find the goodies.
4. View the video tutorials and read the articles.
Bonus I: As a bonus for taking my course, you’ll receive my CE Marking Newsletter so you can stay informed about changes in CE marking regulations and standards.
Bonus II: You also get a copy of the powerful E-book ’10 Clues About CE 3rd Parties Don’t Want You To Know’. You can download it from the Dashboard right after you login.

Benefits

  • get access to the huge European market
  • take our tips and strategies and increase your products’ CE approval success rate
  • stop wasting time looking for answers and information. Get started right away
  • did I mention the course is free of charge?

“Hello Han….the course was fabulous. It was very well organized and easy to follow. CE marking for those of us in North America is somewhat of a mystery. The course definitely addressed the knowledge gaps which I had regarding CE marking. I would recommend your course to my colleagues.”
Jeff Stonos, BTI Systems, USA

“I found your course very informative , clear and logical.
Your course is the best I have come across especially the part on Directives and Standards. Unlike those articles given by well known laboratories, they tend to lead readers that the they are the only ones that you must use before you can declare conformity of CE. I will definitely recommend your website to all those people involved directly and indirectly in CE. Well done!”
Danny Chung

European Union and China to boost cooperation in custom controls and tackling counterfeit goods

Algirdas Šemeta, EU Commissioner for Taxation, Customs Union, Anti-Fraud and Audit, will open tomorrow an international conference at the Shanghai World Expo 2010 on building bridges to facilitate trade between China and the EU. The aim of the conference is to explore ways to enhance further customs cooperation between the EU and China, in order to allow a smooth trade flow between both sides while providing citizens with a high level of protection. Securing the supply chain, tackling smuggling (particularly of cigarettes) and protecting intellectual property rights will be high on the agenda. China is the EU’s second trading partner after the USA and its biggest source of imports. The EU is China’s largest export market. Both the EU and China therefore have a real interest in ensuring that safe, genuine and legal products can easily enter each other’s markets. Commissioner Šemeta will spend 3 days in China, discussing key issues related to customs and anti-fraud measures with national authorities and business representatives, and will visit the port of Shanghai to see first-hand how Chinese customs controls operate.

Why you need to have a look at the iPhone4 antenna problems

Have you been following the discussions about the antenna problems of the iPhone4? Yesterday, Apple responded during a special press conference and now also with a special page on their website. Being an Apple fanboy, of course I watched the recording of the press conference. And if you are interested in EMC and EMC testing, you should do the same…