CE Mark FAQs

WHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE OF USING EUROPEAN STANDARDS?

Products that meet the applicable technical standards developed by the three standards organizations are presumed to conform to the requirements of EU directives and are allowed to circulate freely within the European Union. Use of European standards is seen as a "fast track" for gaining CE marking compliance for a product. For many products, though, a manufacturer can choose not to comply with the CEN, CENELEC, or ETSI standards, if the firm can demonstrate that its product satisfies the essential safety and health requirements of the directives.