What do your cell phone, your TV and your kid’s teddy bear have in common? If you have purchased these items within the European Economic Area ("EEA", consisting of the 27 EU Member States, and the EFTA countries Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway), you will find two letters on all of these products: CE. Product manufacturers are familiar with this marking, as in many cases they have to affix it to their products. As a consumer, you may know this marking, as you see it on many products you purchase every day.
The CE marking is required for many products. It states that the product is assessed before being placed on the market and meets EU safety, health and environmental protection requirements. Through this website the European Commission provides economic operators and consumers with information on how the process of affixing the CE marking on a product works.
As a manufacturer, this website will lead you through the process of affixing the CE marking to your specific product, by clearly illustrating the key steps to undertake from the beginning to the trading of the product. If you are a distributor or importer you will have to know the requirements that the products you are importing or distributing must meet to be traded freely within the EEA (see leaflet for economic operators [353 KB] ).
Find out how to "make Europe’s market yours" with CE marking.