An introduction to CE Marking 


Products to be sold in the European Union (EU) that come under certain European Directives/Regulations must bear the CE mark – it is a legal requirement.


CE marking on a product is the manufacturer’s declaration that the product complies with the essential requirements of all the Directives/Regulations that apply to it. It indicates to the appropriate bodies that the product may be legally offered for sale in their country and gives companies easier access into the European market to sell their products without adaptation or rechecking. The initials "CE" do not stand for any specific words; they are simply a declaration by the manufacturer that his product meets the requirements of the applicable European Directive(s)/Regulations.