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What is What is CE Marking?

The CE mark (for Conformite Europeen) is a symbol applied to finished products and machinery which meet applicable European directive. For electrical and electronic finished products, these include low voltage and, where relevant, Electromagnetic compatibility directive (EMC) directive.

Directives

  • Appliances burning gaseous fuels-90/396/EEC.
  • Cableway Installations designed to carry persons-00/9/EC.
  • Construction products-89/106/EEC.
  • Electromagnetic compatibility-89/336EEC.
  • Equipment and protective systems in potentially explosive environment-94/9/EC.
  • Explosives for civil use-93/15/EC.
  • Lifts-95/16/EC.
  • Low voltage equipment-73/23/EEC.
  • Machinery safety-98/37/EC.
  • Medical devices: Active implantable-90/385/EEC.
  • Medical devices: General-93/42/EEC.
  • Medical devices: In-vitro diagnostic-98/79/EC.
  • New hot water boilers fired with liquid or gaseous fluids (efficiency requirements)-92/42/EC.
  • Non-automatic weighing instruments-90/384/EEC.
  • Packaging and packaging waste-94/62/EC.
  • Personnel protective equipment-89/686/EEC.
  • Pressure equipment-97/23/EC.
  • Radio and telecommunications terminal equipment-99/5/EC.
  • Recreational craft-94/25/EC.
  • Simple pressure vessels-87/404/EEC.
  • Toys Safety-88/378/EEC.
  • Essential Requirements
    Essential requirements lay down the necessary elements for protecting the public interest.

    Essential requirements are mandatory. Only products complying with essential requirements may be placed on the market to put into service.

    Essential requirements must be applied as a function of the hazards inherent to a given product.

    Harmonized Standards
    Harmonised standards are European standards, which are adopted by European standard organizations, prepared in accordance with the General Guidelines agreed between the Commission and the European standards organizations, and follow a mandate issued by the Commission after consultation with the Member States.
    Harmonised standards in the meaning of the New Approach are deemed to exist when the European standards organizations formally present to the Commission of the European standards elaborated of identified in conformity with the mandate.