A MANDATORY PASS FOR MANUFACTURERS, IMPORTERS AND AGENTS
This mark on products attests that they comply with all the applicable directives and therefore essential requirements of the so-called “New Approach” directives which establishes in a regulatory and compulsory manner the essential requirements of safety, health, and environment on products commercialized in EU member countries and other states of the European Economic Area.
An absolute must for the movement of products throughout the European market, the CE mark is legally required for a large number of products.
THE PURPOSE OF THE REGULATION
- Ensuring the free movement of products within the EU
- Ensure the safety of animals and end users
- Ensure a cap on environmental impacts
Harmonized European standards helps with meeting the essential requirements of the “New Approach” directives. They translate the requirements set out by the directive into technical instructions, facilitating compliance.
Compliance with national standards that align with the harmonized standards, the reference of which has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), creates a presumption of compliance with the essential requirements to which these standards relate. When the manufacturer uses them to design and build products, he does not have to justify the adopted solutions to meet the corresponding essential requirements.
HOW DOES THE CE MARK APPLY TO YOU?
OBTAINING THE MARK
Even though a notified body is not required under the applicable directive, LCIE Bureau Veritas provides you with its experience and know-how to support you in the process of validating your products.
LCIE Bureau Veritas acts as a Notified Body under number 0081 throughout each stage of product compliance verification with the essential, mandatory requirements:
- Engineering and expert assistance
- Regulatory testing
- On-site testing
You can benefit from LCIE’s recognitions under the Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA) between the European Union and other states. These MRA agreements allow for the recognition of our reports and certificates issued within the framework of the CE mark in accordance with these national laws (Australia and New Zealand, Canada, USA, Japan and Switzerland).
- Identification and determination of regulatory requirements, directives and applicable standards (regulatory research and oversight)
- Assistance in the development and validation of the technical file
- On-site and laboratory tests
- Provision of documents to certify compliance
- Impact analysis of the certification of declared changes
GUIDELINES WITHIN THE EU DECLARATION OF COMPLIANCE
Directive 2014/35/EU covering the market availability of electrical equipment intended for use within certain voltage limits.
Directive 2014/30/EU covering electromagnetic compatibility.
Directive 2014/53/EU covering the market availability of radio equipment.
Directive 2009/125/CE establishing a framework that sets ecodesign requirements for energy-related products.
Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of using certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
Machinery Directive 2006/42/CE.
ADDITIONAL MARKING (NON CE)
In addition to the CE mark, other regulations must be taken into account – LCIE Bureau Veritas also supports you in complying with these requirements:
Directive 2012/19/EU on Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (DEEE).
Regulation No. 1907/2006, which covers the registration, evaluation and authorization of chemical substances, as well as the restrictions applicable to these substances (REACH), and establishes a European chemicals agency.