Access European Union Markets with CE Certification

What is CE Certification?

CE Certification is a declaration with the CE Mark, by manufacturers, that a product meets all applicable legal provisions set by the European Union under the CE Marking requirements and is your ticket to access the EU market.

Intertek has helped countless manufacturers understand and meet the requirements of relevant New Approach Directives for CE Marking. Put our advisory, testing, and CE certification services to work for you and allow us to guide you through every step of the CE Marking process.

7 Steps to CE Certification with Intertek

  1. Determine which directive(s) are applicable to your product
  2. Fulfill the essential requirements
  3. Establish a monitoring system
  4. Establish an accident reporting system
  5. Declaration of Conformity
  6. Save the documentation for 10 years after a product has been placed on the market
  7. Register with the appropriate governing body within Europe

Read more with Intertek Insights: UK Government Extends Expiry Date for CE Mark Use

Benefits of CE Marking

CE marking indicates that a product has been evaluated by the manufacturer and meet EU safety, health and environmental protection requirements, allowing for that product to be sold within the countries of the European Economic Area (EEA). CE is the globally recognized mark for the safety and protection of the product, opening up market access for products on a global scale. Also, by implementing CE Marking requirements, may will find that your product is safer and more reliable, reducing risk of product failure and consumer dissatisfaction.

Products needing CE Marking

CE marking is mandatory for products covered by the scope of the New Approach Directives. Even product(s) manufactured outside the European Economic Area (EEA) must bear the CE Mark if they are going to be sold within the EU. CE marking applies to products ranging from electrical equipment and toys to medical devices and more. Here is a complete list of these product categories according to:

  • active implantable medical devices
  • appliances burning gaseous fuels
  • building and construction products
  • cableway installations designed to carry persons
  • eco-design of energy related products
  • electromagnetic compatibility
  • equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres
  • explosives for civil uses
  • hot-water boilers
  • household refrigerators and freezers
  • in vitro diagnostic medical devices
  • lifts
  • low voltage
  • machinery
  • measuring instruments
  • medical devices
  • noise emission in the environment
  • non-automatic weighing instruments
  • personal protective equipment
  • pressure equipment
  • pyrotechnics
  • radio and telecommunications terminal equipment
  • recreational craft
  • safety of toys
  • simple pressure vessels

Notified Body Status

Intertek has five European Union-based Notified Bodies located across Germany, Sweden, France, Spain and the United Kingdom. We have the product expertise and full capability to test to a variety of directives, including:

Related Links

Fact Sheet: CE Marking Certification

CE Certification is a declaration that a product meets all applicable legal provisions set by the European Union under the CE Marking requirements.

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