CE marking

Your trade passport to the european market place

CE marking allows the product to freely circulate throughout the European Economic Area. But dealing with CE marking represents a challenge. Not all products sold in the EU need to carry a CE marking. CE marking applies to products, ranging from electrical equipment to toys and from civil explosives to medical devices. Such products fall under one or more directives which determine the specific requirements that the product must comply with in order to bear a CE Marking. So how do you know if your product requires marking and what directives do you need to mention in your CE declaration? And are there any other requirements that you should keep in mind?

CE marking in 5 steps

  1. Find out if your product requires CE marking and which directives apply to your product.
  2. Ensure that your product complies to these directives by testing or by asking your supplier the required documents to prove compliance.
  3. Compile a technical file which contains all these documents to prove compliance. One of these documents is the declaration of conformity which you will need to sign.
  4. Apply the CE marking to the product. In this way indicating the product’s compliance and enabling its free movement within the European market.
  5. Keep your technical file available for the authorities during 10 years.

Our Experts have drafted a small document with the most important information you need to know about CE regulation, want to know more? Contact our Experts and ask them your questions or search for relevant resources within the ProductIP Platform!

Compliance clip (PDF) about CE marking

We make it easy for you

  • We provide information for step 1: we can tell you which directives apply to your product.
  • We tell you what documents you need to gather for step 2.
  • We provide you with an information management tool allowing to collect all the documents and share them with all parties required in the most efficient way possible. No more e-mails with attachments. No more zip files. Your suppliers and testing agencies will be able to upload the corresponding documents into the correct technical file.
  • We keep your file safely stored for 10 year and we monitor any changes to the related legislation. If anything changes, you will know and be able to take the necessary steps in order to ensure compliance.

Additional resources:

Reference - Blue Guide

All CE regulations