The CE Mark is compulsory within the context of the application of EC New Approach Directives. Thus, CE marking can, be regarded as the product’s ‘trade passport’ for Europe.
The CE marking (“ConformiteEuropeenne”) certifies that a product has met EU health, safety, and environmental requirements, which ensure consumer safety.
The directives requiring CE marking affect the following product groups:
Active implantable medical devices
Appliances burning gaseous fuels
Cableway installations designed to carry persons
Eco-design of energy related products
Equipment and protective systems intended for use potentially explosive atmospheres
Explosives for civil uses
In vitro diagnostic medical devices
Noise emission in the environment
Non-automatic weighing instruments
Personal protective equipment
Radio and telecommunications terminal equipment
Safety of toys
Simple pressure vessel