CE marking is a certification mark that must be legally affixed to all products that fall under the scope of the European New Approach Directives. ‘CE’ stands for ‘Conformité Européenne.’ With this mark, the manufacturer, their authorized representative or the importer (also for products imported from outside the European Union) indicate that the product meets the legal requirements described in the applicable directive(s).
All products bearing the CE marking have free access to the entire market within the European Economic Area (EEA)
. Products that do not comply with the essential requirements of the European Directives may not bear the CE marking and can not be legally traded within the EEA.