What Is A Declaration of Conformity?

The European Product Directives cover mandatory legal documentation for products under the essential requirements category of (Conformité Européenne) CE marking. Such products must conform with health, safety, and environmental protection standards for products sold within the European Economic Area (EEA).

The Declaration of Conformity is an essential required document of the European Product Directives for CE Marking. Once the CE mark is affixed to a product and the certification is complete, it must be supported by an official Declaration of Conformity (also known as DOC)  in which the manufacturer declares that the product concerned complies with the essential requirements of the applicable European Directives in force. The CE marking must be affixed in a manner that it is legible and cannot be removed easily from the product concerned.

You can obtain the CE mark and Declaration of conformity in by following these steps:

  1. Identify the EU requirements for your product
  2. Check whether your product meets the specific requirements
  3. Check whether your product must be tested by a Notified Body
  4. Test your product
  5. Compile the technical dossier
  6. Affix the CE marking and draft a declaration of conformity

Every product within the EEA (European Economic Area) is covered and expected to conform to the principles of the New Approach Directive and likewise must bear the CE Marking. However, products without a directive requiring that a CE mark be affixed, do not need to be marked but may require other forms of conformity.

Also, products with several directives, require the affixing of the various CE-markings in question, as they indicate that such products conform extensively to the provisions of the required directives.

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