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CONFORMITE EUROPENE (CE)


logoThe CE marking is a product certification. CE is a French acronym for “Conformite Europene” which in english means European Conformity. CE marks shown that the product has met EU health, safety & environmental requirement and also ensures consumer safety. It is mandatory for the products, which are to be placed in EU countries. If a product is not CE marked, it may be rejected at the port of entry. At present 31 Countries in EU ask for CE mark and other likely to ask for the same in the future.

The product requiring CE marking are toys, medical devices, machinery, electrical equipment, telecom, radio, electronics equipment, pressure equipment, construction products, gas appliance, In vitro diagnostics devices, lift personal protective equipments. There are about 25 directives which require to be referred to for CE Marking.

Assessment Procedure
• Self Declaration
• Third Party Certification
• Notified Body Certification

Benefit of CE marking
• Indicate to government that the product can be sold within the European Union & European    Free Trade Area
• Ensure the product can move freely throughout European Single Market.
• Promote public Health & Safety
• Enhances product credibility
• Leads to improved sales and greater customer satisfaction
• Ensure product compliance with the essential requirements of relevant European health,    safety and environmental protection
• Permit the withdrawal of the non conforming products by enforcement authorities
• Reduce liability claims, timescale and costs

List of CE Directives:

- Active implantable medical devices 90/385/EEC
- Airborne noise
- Appliances burning gaseous fuels 2009/142/EC
- ATEX 94/9/EC
- Cableway installations for persons 2000/9/EC
- Construction products 89/106/EEC
- Conventional rail
- Dangerous substances
- EMC 2004/108/EC
- Explosives for civil uses 93/15/EEC
- General product safety 2001/95/EC
- High-speed rail 96/48/EC
- Hot-water boilers 92/42/EEC
- In vitro diagnostic medical devices 98/79/EC
- Lifts 95/16/EC
- Low voltage 2006/95/EC
- Machinery 2006/42/EC
- Marine Equipment 96/98/EC
- Measuring instruments 2004/22/EC
- Medical devices 93/42/EEC
- Packaging 94/62/EC
- Personal protective equipment 89/686/EEC
- Postal Services
- Pressure equipment 97/23/EC
- Pyrotechnic articles 2007/23/EC
- Recreational craft 94/25/EC
- R&TTE 1999/5/EC
- Simple pressure vessels 2009/105/EC
- Toys 2009/48/EC
- Weighing Instruments 2009/23/EC
 
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