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What is CE Marking (CE Mark)? 

The letters “CE” are the abbreviation of French phrase “Conformité  Européene” which literally means “European Conformity”. The term initially used was “EC Mark” and it was officially replaced by “CE Marking”  in 1993. “CE Marking” is now used in all EU official documents.

  1. CE Marking on a product is a manufacturer’s declaration that the product complies with the essential requirements of the relevant European health, safety and environmental protection legislation, in practice by many of the so-called Product Directives.*

*Product Directives contains the “essential requirements” and/or “performance levels” and “Harmonized Standards” to which the products must conform. Harmonized Standards are the technical specifications (European Standards or Harmonization Documents) which are established by several European standards agencies (CEN, CENELEC, etc).

CEN stands for European Committee for Standardization.
CENELEC stands for European Committee for Electro technical Standardization.

  1. CE Marking on a product indicates to governmental officials that the product may be legally placed on the market in their country.
  2. CE Marking on a product ensures the free movement of the product within European Union (EU).
  3.  CE Marking on a product permits the withdrawal of the non-conforming products by EEA customs and enforcement/vigilance authorities.

Why CE Marking Compulsory:

If the product falls under at least one of the CE marking directives, yes. The penalties for not correctly CE marking a product, falsely CE marking a product or failing to CE mark a product for which it is required are generally a maximum of 3 months in jail and a £5000 fine (for the director of the offending company).