CE Marking Rules & Countries
There are rules underlying the procedure to affix the marking and compliance is a legal requirement in the European Union member states and the European Economic Area countries.
- Products that are subject to certain EC directives providing for CE marking, have to be affixed with the CE marking before they can be placed on the market
- Manufacturers have to check on their sole responsibility, which EU directives they need to apply for their products
- The product may only be placed on the market if it complies with the provisions of all applicable directives and if the conformity assessment procedure has been carried out accordingly
- The manufacturer draws up an EC declaration of conformity and affixes the CE marking on the product
If stipulated in the directive(s), an authorized third party (Notified Body) must be involved in the conformity assessment procedure
- If the CE marking is affixed on a product, it can only bear additional markings under the condition that they are of different significance, do not overlap with the CE marking and are neither confusing nor impairing the legibility and visibility of the CE marking
- Czech Republic
- The Netherlands
Other countries are likely to adopt the directives in the future.