Obtaining CE marking

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Obtaining CE marking

CE marking

Many products require CE marking before they can be sold in the EU. CE marking indicates that a product has been assessed by the manufacturer and deemed to meet EU safety, health and environmental protection requirements. It is required for products manufactured anywhere in the world that are then marketed in the EU.

When is CE marking mandatory?

CE marking is only obligatory for products for which EU specifications exist and require the affixing of CE marking.

Some products are subject to several EU requirements at the same time. You must make sure that your product complies with all the relevant requirements before affixing the CE marking to it. It is forbidden to affix the CE marking to products for which EU specifications do not exist or do not require the affixing of CE marking.

On Your Europe you can get more information and answers to the questions:

  • How to obtain CE marking?
  • Do you need an independent assessment?
  • Do you need to pay any fees?
  • How do you affix the CE marking?

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