EU CE certification

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"CE" originally stood for "Communauté Européenne", French for "European Community". The CE marking, the same as CE mark, is a mandatory conformity marking for EU countries’ compulsory products when it was officially put forward by EU products instruction 98/68/EEC in 1993. In other words, without a CE mark, products will not be allowed to enter into the European market.

The products' CE mark is the manufacturer's declaration that the products meet the requirements of European relevant laws (these laws are usually declared as products instruction in reality) on health, safety, environmental protection and consumer protection. Products labeled with CE mark can be traded legally and freely in European united market.

EEA refers to EU and member states of EFTA but not includes Switzerland. Trade barriers can be easily formulated because EC countries have different requirements on products import and sale before the implementation of CE mark. It is a great obstacle for economic integration process. Then, CE emerged with a reference to No. 85/C136/01 document, New Approach Directives formulated on May 7th, 1985.

Special meanings have been attached to New Approach Directives on instructions formulating and implementing, which are only limited to fundamental requirements on safety aspect without endangering human beings, animals and products rather than general quality requirements. Therefore, CE mark means it is qualified in safety aspect but not in quality.

What products should be labeled with CE mark?

1. Facilities (do not refer to gases)

2. Construction Products

3. Electrical equipments

4. Equipments and protection system used for explosive atmosphere

5. Gas equipment

6. Medical diagnostic equipments of glass tube type

7. Elevator equipments

8. Mechanical products

9. Medical equipments

10. Non-automatic lifting equipments

11. Physical protection equipments

12. Simple pressure vessels

13. Satellite ground station equipments

14. Communication devices

15. Toy products

Material needs to be submitted applying for CE Mark

1. Products instruction manual and nameplate.

2. Safety design document (include key structure system, that means the blueprint should reflect clearance, insulating layer numbers and thickness).

3. Products technical conditions (or enterprise’s standards).

4. Products electric schematic.

5. Products roadmap.

6. List of key components or raw material (please choose products with European declaration mark).

7. Certificate copy for complete machines or components.

8. Other necessary material.

Make a declaration and affix the CE marking

Generally speaking, there are 9 basic modules when applying for CE marking

Module A: internal production control

Module Aa: intervention of a Notified Body

Module B: EC type-examination

Module C: conformity to type

Module D: production quality assurance

Module E: product quality assurance

Module F: product verification

Module G: unit verification

Module H: full quality assurance

The difference combination of the basic modules above can derive other several modules. Generally speaking, not every module can be applied to all products. In other words, manufactures can not choose any kind of module for CE Marking for their products.

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