CE Mark

CE Marking: Industrial product standards of EU Print E-mail

Written by International Commercial Office in Brussels
Wednesday, 23 January 2008

CE Marking or seal (The letter stands for the French word “Conformité Européene” which is translated into English, “European Conformity”) as a sign that the product is designed and manufactured to meet safety standards in accordance with the standard regulations. EU industrial products for consumers in the EU to be confident in the safety of product use and management in accordance with safeguard measures and reduce the impact that may have on them. environment

Information and procedures on the standard of European industrial products under the New Approach Standardization system In order to synchronize the standards of EU member countries into the same standard and facilitate the free flow of products in the internal market Can be found on the website http://www.newapproach.org/ which is made jointly by the EU product standards agencies.

CEN – European Committee for Standardization
CENELEC – European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
ETSI – European Telecommunications Standards Institute
The seal on the industrial products sold in the EU has been enforced since 1993, covering 22 products in total. [1] such as electrical appliances Electronic products Construction equipment, heating radiators, refrigerators / freezers, elevators, medical equipment, scales, communication equipment and toys. The production of such products exported to the EU and EFTA markets must be branded on the product. Therefore can be sold in such markets

Procedures for applying for the CE Marking badge can be viewed on the website. http://www.ce-marking.org/what-is-ce-marking.html With an important step

Check which regulations are relevant to our products
Check that our products are in compliance with important requirements. Design and production According to the regulations in the relevant regulations

Module A: internal production control
Module Aa: intervention of a Notified Body
Module B: EC type-examination
Module C: conformity to type
Module D: production quality assurance
Module E: product quality assurance
Module F: product verification
Module G: unit verification
Module H: full quality assurance

The regulations often use a set of questions that ask about product features. To classify risk levels By referring to options that allow manufacturers to certify their products and CE marking

For products with low risk The manufacturer can check and certify the safety of the product itself. By producing a certificate (Declaration of Conformity) and affixing it on its products, but in the case of high risk products Regulations will require verification by the Notified Body, both from the public and private sectors of EU member states, EFTA Member States and countries with MRA agreements with the EU, including the United States and Australia. Which the European Commission has endorsed and announced in the Official Journal (information on the website http://www.ce-marking.org/list-of-notified-bodies.html There are approximately 1,000 Notified Body units). These units will inspect the products in the laboratory according to the procedures specified in the regulations. And often provide services such as

– Product testing
– Issuing audit results certificates
– Assessment of technical data files And product design information
– Quality system and product surveillance
– Standard definition

If our products are in the network that must be verified, certified by the Notified Body, there will be steps to choose the standard product, testing method and notified body. After that, the Authorized Representative must be established in the EU and prepare technical data files for Verify that our products are tested correctly and comply with relevant standard requirements
The preparation of a Declaration of Conformity certificate must contain sufficient information for returning to the manufacturer or Authorized Representative in the EU by specifying names, regulations and standards. That our products are consistent Product Features Name of manufacturer, address and signature of authority
Some products, such as medical equipment Must be registered in the EU, which, if approved Will have a certificate of registration, otherwise it will not be available in the European market and can be marked with CE marking
In addition, there are specific regulations regarding the size and location of the CE marking on the product packaging. And shipping documents Including when specific restrictions on issues and who is allowed to stick to CE marking