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What is CE Marking?

The CE Marking Association are specialists in product compliance and CE Marking. Whether you are new to CE marking or just want to refresh your knowledge,  allow us to explain the conformity process and provide you with guidance and information to help you understand the conformity requirements.

Introduction to CE Marking

What is CE Marking? - The CE Mark on a labelThe CE mark is a symbol that when affixed to a product indicates that it complies with the relevant EU legislation, which enables the free movement of products within the European market. The CE mark is affixed by a manufacturer, importer or authorised representative, who are required to ensure and make a declaration that the product complies.

CE Marking is compulsory and must be affixed before a product is placed (for sale or own use) on the market within the 28 member states of European Economic Area. Not all products are required to be CE marked, only products that fall within the scope of a European Directive that has requirements for a product to be CE marked. Where a product is required to be CE marked, there is a simple process to follow.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How and where can I affix the CE Mark?

In general CE marking must appear on the product but there can be exceptions. It may also appear on the packaging, in manuals or other supporting literature.

What is CE Marking
The CE mark must not be less than 5mm in its vertical height, and the proportions maintained.The CE conformity marking must consist of the initials ‘CE’ taking the form to the left. If the CE conformity marking is reduced or enlarged the proportions given in the above graduated drawing must be respected.Where the directive concerned does not impose specific dimensions, the CE marking must have a height of at least 5 mm.The CE marking must be affixed to the product or to its data plate. However, where this is not possible or not warranted on account of the nature of the product, it must be affixed to the packaging, if any, and to the accompanying documents, where the directive concerned provides for such documents.The CE marking must be affixed visibly, legibly and indelibly.Logos in different formats: PNG, JPEG, Illustrator, GIF and EPS

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What does the CE Mark represent?

A CE mark is a symbol that indicates a product complies with the relevant EU legislation. The users will see a CE mark on the product and a copy of the Declaration of Conformity may be provided with the product.

For the manufacturer, the CE mark means that there is a technical file that contains all the relevant information to support the CE mark on the product. This may include, drawings, bill of materials, test report and assessments, instructions and other documents that are required by the Directive or support the conformity of the product.
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What happens if my product does not need to be CE Marked?

When a product does not fall within a CE Marking Directive, then it will almost certainly fall within the scope of one of the other product Directives, such as the General Product Safety Directive (GPSD). The GPSD ensures that all products intended for or likely to be used by consumers under normal or reasonably foreseeable conditions are safe.

Other product Directives that maybe applicable, include the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) and the Batteries and Accumulators (and Waste Batteries & Accumulators) Directives, which may impose other requirements upon your product. Please see our Directives page for more information.

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Further guidance:

We can show you how to CE Mark your product in six easy steps with our guidance on the CE Marking Process and help you to identify any applicable CE Marking and related product and user Directives.