It was established by the European Community and the testimony by the manufacturer that the product meets the minimum legal requirements and technical security of the Member States of the European Union. It should be noted that the CE mark does not mean the quality of the product. It is mandatory for certain product groups in the European Economic Area (EEA), formed by the 27 EU Member States and the EFTA countries Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein. It is also mandatory for all products manufactured in third countries and marketed in the EEA. In this case, the importer must ensure that the manufacturer outside the EU has taken the necessary steps to provide the product with the CE marking.
The process of adding the CE is based on certain rules:
- Products that are the subject of directives CE, have to add the CE before release.
- Manufacturers must prove, on his own responsibility, what EC directive need to apply to their products.
- The product may only go on sale if it complies with the provisions of existing directives and if the conformity assessment process has been carried out correctly.
- The manufacturer must draw up an EC declaration of conformity and CE marking add to your product.
- If the policy (policies) stipulated, a third (Notified Body) to take part in the evaluation process.
- If you add the CE mark to a product, it can only add more brands under the condition that they have a different meaning and does not confuse or hinder the legitimacy and visibility of the CE.