CE Marking. Made Easy.

CE Marking Complicated? Not at all!
Our Smart CE Self-Certification Tools & Tutorials will help you to prepare your CE marking quickly and cost-effectively.

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CE Marking Tools & Tutorials

CE Marking. Made Easy.

CE Marking Complicated? Not at all!
Our Smart CE Self-Certification Tools & Tutorials will help you to prepare your CE marking quickly and cost-effectively.

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We don’t just give you the smart tools. You also get a personal CE Coach to guide you through the process and ensure you reach results.

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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.

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Stay informed of CE marking developments

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.”

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CE Marking Basics

 
In the video in this blog post, we explain what the CE Mark / CE marking / CE certification is, and what it entails:
 
What is CE Marking?

What is CE Marking?

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:

How Can I Get The CE Mark?

Despite what many people believe, a manufacture does not “get” the CE mark from a third party certification body or a European or national authority. The manufacturer affixes the CE marking in his own right and is allowed to do so when all requirements are fulfilled. A test or certification body may be involved in the process merely as a service provider. However, the body will not take over responsibility for CE compliance. Responsibility for CE compliance will always remain with the manufacturer (or private labeler).

The CE marking rules typically require the following steps to be fulfilled before the CE mark may be affixed:

  • Determine the applicable CE directives/regulations;
  • Identify the applicable European harmonized standards;
  • Identify which essential requirements of the CE marking directive/regulations apply to the product;
  • Identify which requirements of the European harmonized standards apply to the product;
  • Conduct and document the conformity assessment against the essential requirements and the requirements from the standards (this may entail visual inspection, testing etc.);
  • Machinery and medical devices require to be submitted to a risk analysis;
  • Provide the user with the information required to use the product safely (typically user manual, installation instruction, warning labels etc.);
  • Ensure consistency of production, thus proving the assessed sample and the production are identical;
  • Compile a Technical File (or sometimes called “technical documentation”) of all documents that are necessary to show compliance with all relevant requirements;
  • Draw up and sign a Declaration of Conformity (for construction products a Declaration of Performance);
  • Affix the CE mark;
  • Continuously monitor developments related to CE directives/regulations and European harmonized standards. Apply new rules and amendments where appropriate.

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.


CE Marking Directives

Here is an overview of the main CE marking directives. The links will take you to a page with information about the specific directive.

  1. Pyrotechnic Directive - 2007/23/EC
  2. Machinery Directive - 2006/42/EC
  3. Low Voltage Directive - 2014/35/EU
  4. EMC Directive - 2014/30/EU
  5. Medical Devices Directive - 93/42/EEC
  6. Personal Protective Equipment Directive - 89/686/EEC
  7. Construction Products Regulation - Regulation (EU) No 305/2011
  8. Pressure Equipment Directive - 97/23/EC
  9. REACH - Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006
  10. RoHS – Restriction of Hazardous Substances – Directive - 2011/65/EU
  11. Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (2012/19/EU) - 2012/19/EU
  12. ATEX Directive (2014/34/EU) - 2014/34/EU
  13. Toy Safety Directive (2009/48/EC) - 2009/48/EC
  14. R&TTE Directive (1999/5/EC) - 1999/5/EC
  15. Recreational Craft Directive (94/25/EC) - 94/25/EC
  16. Active Implantable Medical Devices Directive - 90/385/EEC
  17. Noise Emission in the Environment Directive - 2000/14/EC
  18. Gas Appliances Directive - 2009/142/EC
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