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   The "CE" mark is a safety certification mark that is considered a passport for manufacturers to open and enter the European market. CE stands for European Unification (CONFORMITE EUROPEENNE). Any product marked with the "CE" mark can be sold in the EU member states without having to meet the requirements of each member country, thus achieving the free circulation of goods within the EU member states.

European market for the size of the CE mark, there are packaging requirements, which CE word height of at least 5mm, and the length of the CE word should not exceed 12mm, CE font width, not less than one-fifth.

Thickness should be at least 1/5 of the height
(At least 20 × 1/5 = 4mm)
Figure peripheral peripheral radius of 10mm
Inside the horizontal column at least 80% of the peripheral radius (10 × 0.8 = 8mm)
The picture shows the CE marking example with a height of 2 cm. The contents of the mark should include warnings and precautions printed in the local market. Manufacturer or authorized agent, importer name, trademark and address. Compliance with CE.


Mandatory + self declaration
In the EU market, "CE" logo is a mandatory certification mark, whether it is the production of products within the EU, or other countries to produce products, in order to free circulation in the EU market, it must be affixed "CE" logo to indicate the product In line with the EU "technical coordination and standardization of new methods" directive of the basic requirements. This is a mandatory requirement by EU law for the product.
The CE certification mark is accepted by the national regulatory authorities responsible for the control of the market product, rather than the customer, when the product has been accompanied by the CE certification mark. The authorities responsible for selling the safety supervision of the Member States should assume that they are Directive requirements can be freely circulated in the EC market.

CE Certification - Meaning

 First, the need to apply for CE certification

CE certification, for the national products in the European market trade provides a unified technical specifications, simplifying the trade process. Any country's products to enter the EU, the European Free Trade Area must be CE certification, CE mark on the product affixed. So CE certification is the product into the EU and the European trade free zone national market pass. CE certification means that the product has reached the EU directive requirements of the security requirements; is a commitment to consumers, an increase of consumer confidence in the product; with CE mark products will reduce the risk of sales in the European market. These risks include:

● the risk of being detained and investigated by the Customs;
● the risk of being investigated and dealt with by the market supervisory authority;
● risk of allegations of competition for the purpose of competition.

Second, the benefits of applying for CE certification

● The EU's laws, regulations and harmonization standards are not only a large number, but also very complex, so it is a wise move to help the EU's designated agencies to save time, effort and risk reduction;
● Obtain the CE certification by the designated authority of the European Union to maximize the trust of consumers and market supervisors; • the effective prevention of irresponsible accusations;
● In the case of litigation, the CE certificate of the designated authority of the European Union shall become technical evidence with legal effect;
● Once the EU countries have been punished, the certification body will share the risk with the enterprise, thus reducing the risk of the enterprise.

CE Certification - Mode

CE certification can be said to be the most advanced product conformity assessment model in the world today. It is the first to introduce the concept of modules. The evaluation of a product suitable for CE marking consists of an evaluation module and an evaluation program composed of these evaluation modules. In general, the evaluation module has the following:
A: self-declaration (by the producer self-declared, and provide product key technical information)
B: type test (by the European Union notice of a comprehensive product testing)
C: Announcement agency 's factory review for product production
D: Announcement agency 's factory review of product production and its quality management system
E: Announcement agency for quality management system for traders and other intermediaries to review
F: Announcement agencies review the bulk products imported into the EU
G: The notified body conducts a comprehensive review of the type of testing for imported products that have not yet been tested in the European Union
The different instructions dictate which modules should be composed of the evaluation procedure. (LAD), the electromagnetic compatibility command (EMC) can be composed of A; gas with instructions (GAD) by the B-C, B-D, B-E or B-F composition.

Electrical technical requirements of EU power grid






European specifications CEE 7/7 & 7/16 or national specifications

The CE mark indicates that the product complies with European regulations or differences. It can be self-declared by the manufacturer in accordance with EU laws and directives. The CE mark is a mandatory sign of access to the European Economic Area (including the European Union, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein).
Directives are statutory requirements for the use of certain categories of products, including basic health and safety requirements. These instructions must be met before the CE mark is posted, but the manufacturer may choose the assessment method. At present, the EU has issued more than 20 CE directive (CE directive), in the product paste CE mark, to provide the product technical documentation. So that it can circulate in its market.
CE Certification - Directive


Instruction number

Effective period

Simple pressure vessel


July 1, 1992



January 1, 1990

Construction supplies


June 27, 1991

Electromagnetic Compatibility


December 15, 2004



December 29, 2009

Personal protective equipment


July 1, 1995

Non-automatic weighing instrument


January 1, 1993

Active implantable medical device


December 31, 1994

Gas appliances


December 31, 1995



January 1, 1998

Blasting products


January 1, 2003

General medical equipment


June 15, 1998

Low voltage electrical safety


December 12, 2006

Blasting the environment using the equipment



Water sports boat


June 16, 1998

Lifting equipment


July 1, 1999

Household refrigeration equipment


September 3, 1999

Pressure equipment


May 29, 2002

communication device


November 6, 1992 / May 1, 1995

In vitro diagnostic medical equipment


December 7, 2003

Radio, telecommunications terminal equipment


April 8, 2000

Aerial ropeway


May 3, 2002

Environmental noise equipment


January 30, 2002

Fluorescent lamp ballast


October 8, 2000

Harmonized Standards
The easiest way to prove compliance is through the European harmonized standards. If a special product category meets the harmonization criteria, it also indicates that it conforms to the corresponding instruction specification.
Declaring conformity
Many instructions allow manufacturers to declare themselves. And some instructions require the manufacturer to submit the product to the third party certification body for testing and certification, or through the certification body of its quality system audit.
The European Union (EU) covers 27 countries in Europe: (until January 2007)

EMC and LVD specific meaning
EMC and LVD are one of the CE certifications, and CE certifies that different certifications are based on different products.
EMC is EMC in the electromagnetic compatibility instructions Electromagnetic Compatibility;
LVD is the low voltage instruction in CE Low Voltage Directive, The goal of LVD is to ensure the safety of low voltage devices when they are used. The low voltage device is defined as an electrical device with a rated voltage of between 50 and 1000 volts for alternating current and between 75 and 1500 volts DC. Broadly speaking, the low voltage device contains a consumer product and a device designed to operate within this voltage range. Including household appliances, hand tools, lighting equipment, wires, cables and pipelines, and wiring equipment. This directive contains all safety rules for this equipment, including hazards due to mechanical causes.

LVD Low Voltage Directive 73/23 / EEC
In 1973, the European Community enacted and adopted the Low Voltage Directive (Council Directive 73/23 / EEC, Low Voltage Directive) referred to as LVD; and in 1993 with Annex (Amendment) 93/68 / EEC, and the implementation date extended To January 1, 1995. The Directive provides that all electrical products are subject to control within the rated range and must comply with the terms of the Directive, which was formally enforced on 1 January 1997. Electrical products rated at 50V -1000 Vac or 75 -1500Vdc should comply with LVD low voltage directive.

EMC EMC Directive 89/336 / EEC
On May 3, 1989, the European Community enacted and adopted the EMC Directive 89/336 / EEC, the Electromotor Directive (EMC), and revised several times in 1991, 1992 and 1993. Revised as Subsidiary Directive 91/263 / EEC, 92/31 / EEC, 93/68 / EEC. The Directive states that all electrical and electronic products entering the European market must comply with the relevant electromagnetic compatibility requirements, according to the relevant EN standards for testing and retention of the report

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