One of the most critical elements of marketing products in Europe is proper use of “CE MARKING”. This has become so crucial in some cases now, that it has become synonymous for “Passport to Europe” for your product. However, since policy makers of European Union and its subsequent applicability to products originating from other countries other than originally conceived CE marking European Union has led to confusion among manufacturers from Asia.
Which products can become “CE MARK”
Not all products can be marked with CE. For most products, a single set of harmonized regulations, known as Directives, has replaced individual national rules, thus making life easy for the manufacturers. CE marking is required for “New Approach” Directives (those that have been published since 1987) and now there are about 20 directives approximately.
This documentation supports your declaration of conformity. Supporting documentation in your technical file can help limit liability when prepared by an independent, third party certification body.
89/106/EEC - Construction Products
89/336/EEC - Electromagnetic compatibility
94/9/EC - Equipment & Protective Systems in Potentially explosive atmospheres.
93/15/EEC - Explosive for civil uses
98/37/EEC - Low voltage equipment
98/37/EEC - Machinery safety
90/385/EEC - Medical devices: Active Implant able
93/42/EEC - Medical devices: General
93/79/EC - Medical devices: In Vitro diagnostic
89/686/EEC - Personal protective equipment
99/5/EC - Radio and telecommunication terminal equipment
96/98/EC - Marine Equipment
97/23/EC - Pressure Equipment Directive
87/404/EEC simple pressure vessels
88/378/EEC safety of toys
89/106/EEC construction products
89/336/EEC electromagnetic compatibility
89/686/EEC personal protective equipment
90/384/EEC non-automatic weighing instruments
90/385/EEC active implantable medicinal devices
90/396/EEC appliances burning gaseous fuels
91/263/EEC telecommunications terminal equipment
92/42/EEC new hot-water boilers fired with liquid or gaseous fuels
73/23/EEC electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits