They signify that products sold in the EEA have been assessed to meet high safety, health, and environmental protection requirements. CE marking also supports fair competition by holding all companies accountable to the same rules.
By affixing the CE marking to a product, a manufacturer declares that the product meets all the legal requirements for CE marking and can be sold throughout the EEA. This also applies to products made in other countries that are sold in the EEA.
Comprehensive guidance on the implementation of EU product rules can be found in the so-called Blue Guide. This website provides information for manufacturers , importers and distributors on their responsibilities when placing a product on the EEA market.
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It also informs consumers about the rights and benefits that CE marking brings them. Not all products must have CE marking.
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It is compulsory only for most of the products covered by the New Approach Directives. It is forbidden to affix CE marking to other products.
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Please note that a CE marking does not indicate that a product have been approved as safe by the EU or by another authority. It does not indicate the origin of a product either.
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CE marking. Consumers enjoy the same level of health, safety, and environmental protection throughout the entire EEA.