CE marking ensures the free movement within the European market of products that conform to the requirements of EU legislation.
The CE marking is affixed by manufacturers to their products. By placing CE marking on a product, manufacturers declare on their sole responsibility that the products comply with all the legal requirements in force in Europe.
It is the manufacturer's responsibility to verify that the goods they are selling comply with all relevant legislation or – if necessary – to have it examined by notified conformity assessment body for that purpose.
Not all products sold in the EU need to bear CE marking.
CE marking applies to products, ranging from electrical equipment to toys and from civil explosives to medical devices.
Such products fall under one or more Directives which determine the specific requirements that the product must meet in order to be CE marked.