As an independent testing agency, LabTest Certification Inc. provides you with a fast and cost effective method for compliance with CE Marking. Our expert Engineers make the route to the European Union a painless travel for you and your products. LabTest can provide you with:
- Technical File Preparation
- Certificate of Compliance
- A draft Declaration of Conformity for you to complete (click here)
The CE Marking (an acronym for the French Conformité Européenne) certifies that a product has met EU health, safety, and environmental requirements, which ensure consumer and workplace safety. All manufacturers in the European Union (EU) and abroad must meet CE Marking requirements where applicable, in order to market their products in Europe. For a list of countries that require the CE Marking see:
CE Marking Countries
Once a manufacturer has earned a CE mark for its products, it may affix it to them and therefore, products may be marketed throughout the EU, without having to undergo further modifications, in any member state.
The CE Marking should not be confused with labels such as the GS mark or the TUV mark; only in special cases has a product with CE Marking been tested by an independent testing and certification agency. The Declaration of Conformity and the CE Marking are by no means equivalent to (voluntary) testing and certification by an impartial body.
New Approach Directives
Unfortunately, there is no comprehensive list of the products that require CE Marking. Therefore, it is the manufacturer’s responsibility to determine so. The New Approach Directives are documents that contain the legislation issued by the European Commission on the requirements that need to be met and procedures that must be followed, in order for a particular product to be CE certified and to be sold in the EU.
Guide to Implementation of Directives Based on the New Approach and the Global Approach (includes Declaration of Conformity procedure)