CEQMAS provides consultancy to Companies
involved in CE-marking.
CE marking symbolises conformity to all the obligations incumbent on
manufacturers for the product by virtue of the Community directives providing
for its affixing.
When affixed to products it is a declaration by the natural
or legal person having affixed or been responsible for the affixing of CE
marking that the product conforms to all applicable provisions, and that it has
been subject to the appropriate conformity assessment procedures.
States are not allowed to restrict the placing on the market and putting into
service of CE marked products, unless such measures can be justified on the
basis of evidence of the noncompliance of the product.
The obligation to affix
the CE marking extends to all products within the scope of directives providing
for its affixing, and which are intended for the Community market.
Thus, the CE
marking must be affixed:
- to all new products, whether manufactured in the Member
States or in third countries;
- to used and second-hand products imported from
- and to substantially modified products that are subject to
directives as new products.
Since all products covered by New Approach
directives bear CE marking, this marking is not intended to serve commercial
purposes. Neither is the CE marking a mark of origin, as it does not indicate
that the product was manufactured in the Community.The CE marking must be
affixed by the manufacturer, or by the authorised representative established
within the Community.The CE marking must take the official form defined by the
European Authorities.It must be affixed visibly, legibly and
indelibly to the product or to its data plate.However, where this is not possibl
e or not warranted on account of the nature of the product, it must be affixed
to the packaging, if any, and to the accompanying documents, where the
directive concerned provides for such documents.Where a notified body (Certification,
Inspection or Testing Body) is
involved in the production control phase according to the applicable
directives, its identification number must follow the CE marking. The manufacturer
or the authorised representative established in the Community affixes the
identification number, under the responsibility of the notified body (from the
European "Blue Guide").