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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.
Hence, Member 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 third countries;
  • 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").