CE Mark FAQ\'s

Q: What is meant by CE Mark?

A: The CE marking (an acronym for the French "Conformities European") certifies that a product has met EU health, safety, and environmental requirements, which ensure consumer safety.

Q: Who has an obligation to meet with CE Marking requirements?

A: Manufacturers in the European Union (EU) and abroad must meet CE marking requirements where applicable in order to market their products in Europe. CE marking now provides product access to 27 countries with a population of nearly 500 million

Q: What are the quality norms for CE Mark?

A: There are so called  “Directives” applicable. Some of the Directives are Safety of Machinery Directive,  Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive,  Low Voltage Directive,  Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE) Directive, Equipment and Protective Systems in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Directive

Q: What is the process for CE Marking?
A: Different stages are: Determination whether the product requires CE Mark, Navigating the CE Marking Process which includes, Self Certification, Testing and Certification by external bodies, Declaration of “Conformity” with shipments, Procedure related to “Technical File” , Conformity Assessment/ Certification by Third Party (like Ravi Energie) about compliance/ conformity

Q: Can any one simply put CE Mark on his or her products?
A: No- One should also know what the Europeans have done to enforce the CE Marking requirements and what are the penalties for non-compliance

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