CE (Conformitè Europëenne) Mark Certification can be described as mandatory conformity marking regulated by European Union (EU) to control the goods that are vended within the European Economic Area or EEA. The CE mark has been in use since the year 1985. It represents the declaration presented by a manufacturer that its products are in compliance with the New Approach Directives of the EU. The directives presented in the CE Mark certification are not only applicable to the products that are designed and manufactured in the European Union but also to those items that are to be sold within the EEA. This naturally makes CE mark easily recognizable to people across the world even to those who are unfamiliar with the directives of the EEA.
How does CE Mark function?
The CE Mark works as a representation which needs to be attached to numerous products prior to them being traded within the European Union market. Here are the main functions of the CE Mark:
- It indicates that a product is in compliance with the requirements of all the relevant and applicable European directives;
- It is suitable for the purpose that it is meant for and is not going to endanger property or human lives;
- It is in line with all the requirements associated with the standards that are relevant and are recognized for European safety and performance regulations.
The implementation of the CE Mark even indicates that proper technical documentation that effectively supports the use of such a mark is available. The documentation can also be provided by the person, the manufacturer or the importer responsible for presenting the product on the EU market once requested.
Why do I need Kwikcert in particular?
Because we keep the entire process simpler, CE Mark Certification can take just 7 – 30 days to complete the process based on your company’s size. In fact, our ‘Hassle-free certification’ approach provides the following benefits
- Reduce the time taken to acquire CE MarkCertification
- No Certification cost
- We provide you access to web-based online Process Repository Software to manage your complete process documentation
- 24/7 access to our back end support team who can manage your process documentation remotely
- Reduce management time required
- Reduce the cost of maintaining Certification
CE Mark Certification in contrast to self-declaration
It is important to note that the CE mark does not actually present with any kind of specific information to a consumer. The CE mark should not be taken as a type of quality assurance declaration and it does not present with any evidence relating to third-party testing. Consumers should not feel confused with any kind of independent certification mark that is issued by European or international notified test bodies.
There are some directives that require an organization to present with a standardized declaration of conformity to compliance regulations clearly mentioning that the product adequately fulfils the requirements of applicable directives. In a case where it is challenged by a person, it is important that the organization must present requisite evidence that effectively supports the self-declaration claim. For directives that deal with the health and safety of the products, it is important to present with a specific certificate that is issued by a notified body.
Complying with the CE Mark Requisites
When you put the CE Mark on a product, you are actually certifying that the product is in line with the directives that are presented by the EU members. It provides assurance to the buyers and consumers that the product meets the requisite EU requirements.
In case a product is not in line with the directives of the CE, it is not to be sold or circulated within the EEA states. If these products are still found within these stats, then appropriate action will be carried out to remove it as soon as possible. There have been instances where products manufactured in certain Asian countries were found to be filled with toxins that were being circulated in UK markets but were immediately removed once they were identified. Both the manufacturer and importer should be compliant with the safety provisions and take other necessary steps to make sure that the CE directives are followed.