The letters "CE" are the abbreviation of French phrase "Conformité Européene" which literally means "European Conformity" and represents manufacturer’s label that indicates:
- 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,
- Performed adequate conformity assessment.
The market of European Union requires that products that are being sold and marketed meet essential requirements for safety and technical requirements. Most consumer and industrial product that fall under the new approach directives must have the CE Mark. With CE Mark, manufacturer confirms that his product meets all requirements given in EU directives concerning that product, and that the procedure of conformity assessment was performed.
Advantages of the CE Mark:
- The free movement of the goods on the EU market,
- No additional national tests.
The CE mark must be set to:
- All new products produced in the EU or third countries,
- Second hand (used) products imported from third countries,
- Product that are already on the EU market, but they are significantly modified so they can be considered as a new product.