CE marking product

CE marking on your product indicates that it complies with all legal requirements around safety. As your full-service compliance partner, Certification Experts can help you meet all product requirements for CE marking and guide you through the entire certification process from start to finish. With over 25 years of experience, you can rely on us for access to the European market.

What is a CE mark?

CE is the French abbreviation for Conformité Européenne (European Conformity) and with the CE mark on products or packaging, you as the manufacturer declare that your product meets all legal safety requirements regarding health and environment. Obtaining the CE mark allows your product to be sold within the European Economic Area (EEA). Having your product CE approved is mandatory for all manufacturers whose products fall under the relevant CE directives and regulations and for importers who offer a product under their own name. This is because they are considered the legal manufacturer and therefore bear the same responsibilities as the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). The importer is therefore responsible for affixing the CE marking to their products.

Advantages of CE marking products

Although CE marking is mandatory, you also benefit from CE marking products. The purpose of marking is to ensure the safety of the end user. By obtaining the marking, you contribute to a safe and transparent market for both manufacturer/importer and consumer. It also obliges all traders to meet the same requirements, creating a level playing field.

However, obtaining the marking is an intensive process, and so you can benefit from having CE marked products when you have this done by a third party such as Certification Experts. With us as a full-service compliance partner, you enjoy several advantages:

  • We can achieve CE Marking in just 5 steps
  • Outsourcing the process to our experts gives you accelerated access to the EU market
  • We have over 25 years of international experience and more 2000+ satisfied customers

How do I get CE marking?

In most cases, self-certification is possible: you can carry out the entire CE marking process yourself. This involves compiling a technical file, performing risk analysis and testing, and ensuring that the correct information and warnings are provided, including the CE marking and Declaration of Conformity (DoC). The specific process is thereby based on the product group your product falls within. For high-risk products, you will need to carry out a conformity procedure with an accredited third party. For both regular products and high-risk products, Certification Expert can guide the certification process for you.

If you want to know more about the different roles within the CE certification process of all market participants involved, please click here for a schematic overview.

CE marking products by Certification Experts

In just 5 steps, Certification Experts can help you achieve CE marking for your products. 

  1. Identify the EU requirements for your product
  2. Compiling a Risk Assessessment (with Safexpert)
  3. Evaluation/Testing of the product to check if your product meets the requirements
  4. Assemble, review and guidance with the Technical Documentation
  5. information to affix the CE mark and draft a template of the Declaration of Conformity

Due to the application of abovementioned steps, we will take care of the entire process from start to finish, allowing you to quickly and efficiently market your product within the EU/EEA.

In addition, you may need an Authorised Representative (AR) if you are based outside Europe and wish to market your product on the European market. This party will then act as an intermediary between you and competent national authorities. AR Experts (part of Certification Experts) can act as your Authorised Representative.

Feel free to contact us if you need the CE marking product service or our Auhorised Representative service.

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