What is CE Marking?
What does ‘CE’ mean?
What does CE Marking mean?
What products need the CE Marking?
- What countries they want the product to be introduced in to. Countries within the European Economic Area (EEA) or EFTA will require the CE Marking if the product is covered by one or more of the CE Marking directives.
- If Turkey is a target market. Whilst neither a member of the EU nor considered part of the EEA, Turkey has implemented a number of the CE Marking Directives, meaning that many products here will also require CE Marking.
The following product categories are covered by at least one of the CE marking directives:
- Medical devices
- Active implantable medical devices
- In vitro diagnostic medical devices
- Construction products
- Electrical equipment
- Electronic equipment
- Personal protective equipment
- Pressure equipment
- Simple pressure vessels
- Gas appliances
- Radio and Telecommunications terminal equipment
- Equipment and protective systems for use in explosive atmospheres
- Explosives for civil use
- New hot water boilers
- Measuring Equipment
- Non-automatic weighing instruments
- Recreational craft
The following product categories do not require CE Marking:
However, cosmetics and other products still fall under the scope of other European or national legislation (and usually the General Product Safety Directive 2001/95/EC if no specific legislation is applicable) they just do not require any marking.