Product Certifications

CE Marking (LVD, EMI, EMC, MSD, etc.)

The CE marking is a mandatory conformity marking for many products sold within the European Economic Area (EEA) and other countries that recognize it. It signifies that the manufacturer has declared that the product meets the essential safety, health, and environmental protection requirements set out in the relevant EU legislation.

What Does it Indicate?

  • Compliance with EU directives: This means the product meets the safety, health, and environmental standards outlined in specific EU directives applicable to its category.
  • Free movement of goods: With CE marking, the product can be freely marketed and sold throughout the EEA without additional technical checks related to these requirements.
  • Manufacturer’s responsibility: The manufacturer takes full responsibility for ensuring the product complies with the relevant directives and affixing the CE marking correctly.

Key Principles and Processes:

  • Essential requirements: Each relevant directive outlines specific essential requirements for the product’s safety, health, and environmental protection.
  • Conformity assessment: The manufacturer must assess the product’s compliance through various procedures depending on the risk associated with the product and the specific directive. This could involve internal production control, notified body involvement, or a combination.
  • Technical documentation: The manufacturer must create and maintain technical documentation demonstrating the product’s compliance with the essential requirements.
  • Declaration of conformity: Upon successful conformity assessment, the manufacturer issues a Declaration of Conformity, a self-declaration stating the product meets the relevant requirements.
  • CE marking affixation: The manufacturer affixes the CE marking to the product visibly, permanently, and legibly.

Benefits of CE Marking:

  • Facilitates market access: Enables manufacturers to sell their products across the EEA without additional technical barriers.
  • Promotes fair competition: Ensures all products comply with the same safety and environmental standards.
  • Enhances consumer confidence: Provides assurance that products meet certain safety, health, and environmental standards.