Why is a EU/EC Declaration of Conformity required?

An (EC/EU) Declaration of Conformity is a requirement for CE marking, and it serves as a signed declaration that a product complies with the relevant EU directives, regulations and/or standards, declaring its safety, performance, and conformity to essential requirements. This document is a crucial component of the CE marking process, demonstrating that the product is safe to use and meets the necessary EU regulatory standards. When a manufacturer signs a Declaration of Conformity, they declare that the product has been designed and constructed with the appropriate conformity assessment requirements and take full responsibility for its compliance with EU health and safety standards. Failure to provide this declaration for regulated products can lead to legal consequences and market access issues.

DoC for CE Marked EU Products

A Declaration of Conformity must accompany all CE marked products sold or traded in the European Union. This includes (but is not limited to) the following product groups:

It is an official declaration by the manufacturer or their representative in which they declare that the product concerned is in compliance with all relevant requirements of the European product safety directives, regulations and/or standards.

Information on the DoC

The Declaration of Conformity (DoC) is indeed a crucial document that must include all relevant product information to demonstrate compliance with CE marking requirements. This information typically encompasses:

  • Name and address of the manufacturer or responsible authorized representative.
  • A clear and detailed description of the product, including the model number or other identifying information.
  • A reference to the specific EU Directives used for CE marking certification.
  • A comprehensive list of the standards and regulations applied to assess conformity.
  • The name and position of the authorized person, such as a company officer or authorized representative, who is responsible for the document.
  • A signature from the authorized person and the date of issuance to indicate its validity.

If you have questions about whether your products require a DoC or what specific information should be included in your DoC, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to assist you.


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