A Guide to CE Marking

CE Marking is the European Union’s conformity marking for non-food manufactured goods. Manufacturers must place it on their products to show they have been assessed for conformity with product legislation and are fit to be placed on the market or put into service.

There are over 20 CE Marking Directives and Regulations published by the European Commission covering a wide variety of products and equipment.

If your product is within scope of one or more of these Directives and Regulations then you need to complete a conformity assessment:

  • Compile and keep technical documentation demonstrating that the product complies with the essential requirements of the relevant legislation.
  • In certain cases get certificates showing compliance form a Notified Body.
  • Affix the CE mark.
  • In certain cases supply a Declaration of Conformity (or Declaration of Performance) with your product.

If you need help any guidance in completing your conformity assessment for either CE Marking or UKCA Marking, visit our sister site Product Compliance Support.

CE Marking Declaration of Conformity Templates to buy at our sister website Product Compliance Support.

What is the CE Marking?

When was it invented?

Can the size, shape and colour be changed?

What does it mean?

What types of products need the CE marking?

Why do products need the CE marking?

Who must apply the CE marking?

What about own-brand labelled products?

What about imported products?

Does the CE marking mean ‘made in europe?’

What does the manufacturer have to do to get the CE marking?

Does a PRODUCT have to be APPROVED to be CE marked?

Does a product have to be registered to be CE marked?

Can all products be CE marked?

What about products that cannot be CE marked?

What does a number next to the CE marking mean?

Does a second-hand product need CE marking?

How can I check if the CE marking is genuine and the product is safe?

What is the penalty for selling a product without the CE mark?

Can the CE marking appear with other compliance markings on a product?

What happens if a manufacturer puts the ce marking on a product without completing the conformity assessment properly?

Who polices CE marking?

The CE Logo and Declaration of Conformity

Declaration of Conformity Templates for CE Marking to buy at our sister website Product Compliance Support.

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Declaration of Conformity Templates

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