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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.

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​There are certain rules underlying the procedure to affix the marking:
  • 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
Partner with DNV GL if you require CE marking of your product(s) to the requirements of various EU directives. They are applicable to a wide range of products sold within or exported to countries in the European Union and European Economic Area. DNV GL offers certification worldwide, and holds a wide range of national accreditations. With our global network of local resources, we can provide you with the certification most suitable to your needs, type of business, and company location. Where is CE marking required? CE Marking compliance is a legal requirement in the European Union member states and the European Economic Area countries. The countries are:
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lichtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxemburg
  • Malta
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • The Netherlands
  • UK

Other countries are likely to adopt the directives in the future.