CE is an abbreviation of the phrase “Conformité Européenne”, and stands for CE Marking.

CE Marking certification shows that the product complies with European Union (EU) legislation and allows such product to be circulated freely in the European market. By affixing the CE marking to a product, the manufacturer declares on their own responsibility that the product meets all legal requirements for CE Marking


2. Benefits of having CE Certification

  • Products with CE certification can be traded within the EEA and many other regions/countries without restriction.
  • Affirming the quality and safety of products for consumers.

3. Subjects of application

CE certification is required for certain product groups within the European Economic Area, 27 member states of the EU along with EFTA countries Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Turkey. Manufacturers of products manufactured in the EEA and importers of domestically produced goods must ensure that CE marked goods conform to the standards.

+ Country requesting CE Certification: European Union (EU) – Free Trade Association (EFTA) 27 member states of the EU plus EFTA countries Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein) along with Switzerland and Turkey.

+ Units producing the following products must have CE marking when exporting to European countries:

- Medical devices implanted under the skin
- Gas power equipment
- Human transport cable
- Products related to energy eco-design
- Electronic compatibility
- Equipment and protection systems for use in explosive atmospheres
- Civil explosives
- Hot water boiler
- Residential refrigerators and freezers
- In vitro diagnostic medical equipment
- Elevator
- Low voltage
- Machinery
- Measuring instruments
- Medical equipment
- Noise in the environment
- Weighing tools
- Personal protective equipment
- Pressure Equipment
- Firework
- Wired and wireless telecommunications terminals
- Yacht
- Safe toys
- Single pressure device

The CE Marking standard is not required for examples such as:

–   Chemistry

–   Cosmetics

–   Textile

–   Food

4. What is the CE assessment record?

Preparation of product certification registration documents includes:

– CE certificate form;

– Organization chart of the company;

– Documents related to product specifications;

– Plan of producing and checking, monitoring product quality.

– Plan of controlling equipment, measuring and testing means.

– Sample test result sheet of an accredited/designated laboratory (if any).

The above information is kept confidential by the evaluation organization and is not disclosed to the outside.

5. Procedures of granting the CE certification process for products

Step 1: Determine only the applicable standard exam

Step 2: Define detailed requirements

Step 3: Testing, evaluating and checking standard products

Step 4: Provide technical documents TCF (Technical File)

Step 5: Declaring of Conformity and Issuance of CE Marking Certificate

In some special cases, this process may require the following additional steps:

Step 6: Re-certifying

Step 7: Extended Evaluation

Step 8: Unscheduled assessment

       To save time learning about the law, filling out forms, and submitting documents, you can contact HTLaw for consultation and legal services related to CE Marking.

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