CE Marking FAQs

WHAT IS THE CE MARKING, AND WHAT IS ITS PURPOSE?

The European Commission describes the CE marking (an acronym for the French phrase "Conformite Europeenne") as a "passport" that allows manufacturers to circulate industrial products freely within the internal market of the EU. The CE marking certifies that the products have met EU health, safety and environmental requirements that ensure consumer and workplace safety. All manufacturers in the EU and abroad must affix the CE marking to those products covered by the "New Approach" directives in order to market their products in Europe. Once a product receives the CE marking, it can be marketed throughout the EU without having to undergo further product modification.