CE Marking is the symbol as
shown on the top of this page. The letters "CE" are the abbreviation of French phrase "Conformité Européene" which literally means "European Conformity". The term initially used was "EC Mark" and it was officially replaced by "CE Marking" in the Directive 93/68/EEC in 1993. "CE Marking" is now used in all EU official documents. "CE Mark" is also in use, but it is NOT the official term.
CE Marking on a product is a manufacturer's
declaration that the product complies with the essential requirements of the relevant European health, safety and environmental protection legislation, in practice by many of the so-called Product Directives.
Product Directives contains the "essential requirements" and/or "performance levels" and "Harmonized Standards" to which the products must conform. Harmonized Standards are the technical specifications (European Standards or Harmonization Documents) which are established by several European standards agencies (CEN, CENELEC, etc). CEN stands for European Committee for Standardization. CENELEC stands for European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization.
2. CE Marking on a product indicates to governmental officials that the product may be legally placed on the market in their country.
3. CE Marking on a product ensures the free movement of the product within the EFTA & European Union (EU) single market (total 28 countries), and
4. CE Marking on a product permits the withdrawal of the non-conforming products by customs and enforcement/vigilance authorities.
What is CE Marking?
As we already may know, business certifications are in abundance, each serving one purpose different from that of the other. CE marking is another of the standard league, a certification that demonstrates conformity with health, safety and environmental protection standards for products that are traded within the jurisdiction of the European Economy. The certification is yet found on products that are traded beyond the European Economic Area, whichare produced in, or made to be sold in, the EEA. This goes a long way to make the certification a recognized virtually across the planet, being introduced even to people who are not on familiar terms with the European Economic Area. As a business owner, it is your one way to declare that the products you are manufacturing or selling meet the criteria of the applicable EC directives. The certification comprises of the CE logo, and where applicable, the four-digit number of identification of the Notified Body involved in the assessment.
Benefits of CE Marking
De System certification authority is devoted to offering unparalleled services as with the CE marking and also admonishing the public on the benefits of the standard to business, environment and industry. The CE marking is a category of trade passport that allows you to freely circulate your products across the entire 30 nations of the European Economic Area. The benefit here for the manufacturer is that there will be only one set of requirements and processes needed to comply with the design and production of items for the whole EEA. The variety of seemingly conflicting national regulations is hence eliminated and no longer need to be attendedto. This leads to the products’ no-longer-need to be adapted to the given criteria of the different EEA member of states. Additionally, it may be said to be a benefit that by the applied requirements, the products from different manufacturers will be a lot safer for the consumers and perhaps equally reduce damage as well as liability claims.
CE marketing is an aspect of the European Union’s harmonization legislation, mainly overseen by the Directorate-General for internal market, industry, entrepreneurship and SMEs. When you buy a new phone, TV or teddy bear, you can find the CE mark on it, signifying that the item that these sold products in the EA have undergone an assessment to meet high safety, health and environmental protection criteria. CE marking is also a medium through which fair competition is supported, by means of holding all the companies accountable to the same set of rules and regulations. By simply affixing the CE marking to the item, you can demonstrate as a manufacturer that the product you sell meet the legalities and can be traded all around the EA.