Get a passport for your products to get an entry into the European Market by CE Marking.
What is the CE Marking?
CE Marking is a Product Marking Certification scheme as per specific Products’ EU Directives and related harmonized standards.
CE marking abbreviation of Conformitè Europëenne, defined mandatory by European Union’s (EU) for the products produced in or for the purpose to sell in EEA which fulfils the EU directives and legislations. CE marking with all fulfilment of European Directives and Legislations allows you to legally enter the market and distribute your products. CE marking embellishment complies that the manufacturer, importer, or person responsible for placing the product on the EU market upon request.
EU directive is a form of legislation set up by Europe to set out the requirements for products to sell in the country. Document NLF’s decision 768/2008/EU had been implemented with effect from 20th April 2016. These EU directives have new reference numbers aligned with rules and authorities allotted for CE marking.
Authority for CE marking lies with a manufacturer or distributor of products whoever sells the product in the EU market.
Benefits of CE Marking
Implementation of CE marking for your product helps you with:
- Upgrade your business to EU markets
- Ensure the safety of products
- Ensure a reliable and tested product
- Reduction in cost of damage
- Customer satisfaction
- Increase in credibility
- Creates benchmark in the society
- Competitor advantages
Why you need CE Marking?
CE marking allows you to sell your product in countries of EEA by enforcing CE we make the product safer and more reliable, therefore high chances of customer satisfaction.
As stated it can be self-certified or by CE marking service provider, moreover, the manufacturer goes with assessment by a notified body for technical products containing high risk for safety measures.
As CE marking is a lengthy procedure and time-consuming, manufacturers refer to CE marking service provider for CE certification.
Following are the basic reasons for certifying your product with CE Marking:
- Selling the product in EEA / Europe
- Selling in countries/locations, which do not have a relevant product marking standard
- Customer requirements, who want the product to be conforming with stringent EU regulatory requirements and testing requirements.
Which Industry or Country requires CE marking?
CE marking is mandatory for many industries and countries. CE certification can be self-certified as CE marking does not provide any specific information to the consumer. Thus, CE marking certification can be self-certified or by CE marking service provider.
CE marking is mandatory for some of the products and EU Directives in all EU member countries i.e. Austria, Italy, Sweden, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Turkey, Hungary, Belgium, Ireland, Latvia, Iceland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Netherlands, Norway, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom.
Likewise, products like toys, machines, electrical equipment, television, electronic equipment, personal protective equipment, medical devices, gas appliances, lifts, equipment, and protective systems for use in an explosive atmosphere, weighting & measuring equipment, new hot water boilers in vitro diagnostic, Cableways, Explosives for civil use, where CE marking is a must.
From 1st of July 2013, the Construction Products Regulation came into effect and stated that manufacturers of construction products need to apply CE marking to any of their goods that were covered by ETA before placing them on market. They are ceiling, cladding, doors, Facades, Finishes, Floors, Roofs, Thermal insulators, Vents, walls, windows.
What are the requirements of CE Marking?
Before affixing CE marking on the product manufacturer needs to accomplish requirements such as
- Records of process and procedure of the product
- Records of design of the product
- Records of the changes implemented to meet the directives of the standard
- Carry out conformity assessment/testing
- Carry out Factory Production Control
- Setup technical file
- Sign a declaration as per EU Directive
These steps can be taken by self or by the notified body, who provides the full process of assessment done on their behalf.
Procedure for Certification
The Certification procedure requires the following stages:
Identify the applicable EU Directive for the product: Identify the product and directive applicable as per EU Directive(s).
Recognize the requirements and method as per the Directives(s): Different directives and methods of determining conformity depending on the classification of the product.
Determine the type of assessment: The process cannot be always self-declaration depending on the criticality and risks of the product or for technical and safety measures.
Identify the relevant Harmonized Standard: Identifying the relevant harmonized standard and the testing and other requirements therein. The Product has to be tested from an authorised/approved lab (sometimes internal lab testing can be adequate, depending on the criticality/risk of the product).
Assess product conformity: Assessing or testing the products as per conformity of the product meets the required needs and measures.
Prepare technical documentation: Compiling technical file (also called Technical Construction File- TCF)- containing the technical and testing details of the product.
Make EU declaration and affix CE marking: Invite a Certification Body to conduct an Internal Production Control Audit / Factory Production Control Audit at the facility- to cover personnel and product validations. Finally embodying the CE marking logo to the product including name and address of the manufacturer, serial number, signature of the manufacturer, date of manufacturer, and manufacturing model number.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How to check CE marked products?
To check the product if they are CE marked then you can see the symbol CE on the backside of your product with the space between them and the dimension as per the directives.
How long CE marking valid for?
CE marking is valid for 5 years (most of the time) from the date of compliance with regular surveillance audit and recertification.
How long does it takes to get CE marking?
CE marking certification can be achieved on an average of five to six weeks depending upon how the organization is well prepared with the technical reports and other requirements as per conformity.
What is the cost of CE Certification?
Costing of CE certification differs from Product to Product, also depending on the risk of the product. If the product is at high risk then the cost of certification will be high.
The cost also depends on the Product Safety accountability.
What if the product fails conformity to CE marking?
If a product that needs CE marking doesn’t meet the relevant requirements then it cannot be sold legally and the maximum penalty is 3 months in jail and sometimes even a $ 5000 fine for the director of the affecting company. Affixing of marking on products that do not require the CE can also lead to penalties.