CE MARKING - Conformity Europeans
The CE marking scheme has been developed to support a single European trade market with harmonized standards. This economic area, where goods, capital, services and labor can move freely, requires a common understanding. Based on the so-called , CE marking became the mandatory European method by which conformity of certain product groups with the essential requirements of these directives is identified.
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.
CE marking is obligatory for any product covered by one or more of the European technical regulations requiring the affixing of the CE marking. Without the CE marking, these products are not allowed to be placed or to be put into service in Europe. In this regard, the CE marking sometimes is called a ‘trade passport’, because like carrying a passport when entering a country, the CE Marking is required for market access.
The need of CE Marking, The European CE certification procedure has been mainly set up to:
- Harmonize all varying national regulations for consumer and industrial products in European Member States, so that the Single Market is encouraged;
- Bring about cost savings for producers;
- Enhance the safety of products;
- Supply public bodies with a uniform procedure that can be checked.
With the help of the conformity assessment procedures, the authorities can ascertain that the products that are placed on the market comply with the requirements as stated in the regulations of the directives. The CE marking is consequently largely for the benefit of the authorities. However, safe products are also necessary for the end user in the work or consumer environment.Benefits of CE Marking
- Trade passport for the European marketplace:
- Manufacturer can freely circulate their product throughout the 18 countries of the European Economic Area (EEA).
- The product will be safer for the user and this may also reduce damage and liability claims