The CE Marking, standing for Conformité Européenne is a European Mark of conformity indication that a product or system to which it is applied, complies with all the applicable European laws (Directives) regulating a necessary level of protection with respect to safety, health, environment and consumer protection.
The CE Mark, which is affixed to a product or its packaging, is considered proof that a product has met the requirements of the harmonized European standard, or directive. The European Commission, which administers the program, describes the CE Mark as a passport for goods to be sold freely within the internal European market.
The first step to compliance is determining which directives apply to the product. A product may be regulated by more than one directive. The CE mark does not disclose which directive(s) or standards apply to the product, nor will it indicate the method of conformity assessment used to bring the product into compliance. This information is provided by other accompanying documents, such as the Declaration of Conformity. The Manufacturer or the Authorized Representative affixes the CE marking to the product.
List of Directives