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  • Hi!

  • My name is Han Zuyderwijk

  • Do you have your cell phone with you?

  • Can you take it out?

  • Look on the back.

  • You may have to remove the battery cover and battery.

  • Do you see it?

  • You'll notice a lot of markings and references,

  • and somewhere between them

  • you'l see a morning consisting of the letters "CE".

  • Now that is the famous CE marking.

  • Do you know what it means?

  • I'll give you a hint.

  • It does not mean Chinese Exports.

  • Such a marking does not exist.

  • But as it is surrounded by markings of certification bodies

  • the CE marking must be a marking of the organization

  • "CE"

  • that certifies that the product complies to its standards. Right?

  • Wrong! Opposite to what many people think

  • the CE marking is not owned by a

  • "CE" company or organization,

  • equivalent to UL or CSA.

  • Such single organization that publishes standards and certifies products does not exist for CE

  • But if not that

  • than what is

  • CE marking?

  • The CE marking is a conformity marking

  • consisting of the letters "CE".

  • "CE" is an abbreviation for

  • Conformité Européenne,

  • French for European conformity.

  • By affixing the CE marking

  • a manufacturer indicates that he or she has

  • assessed

  • it's conformity EU health,

  • safety and environmental protection legislation

  • and confirms

  • the products compliance with the relevant requirements.

  • It's the manufacturer's responsibility to verify that the products comply

  • before placing them in the market.

  • In some cases it is required

  • to have the product examined by a designated third party conformity assessment body

  • The CE marking legislation has

  • harmonised

  • the product requirements throughout Europe.

  • and this means that once the manufacture obtained the right to affix the CE marking,

  • his product can access all the countries of the European union

  • and circulate free between these countries

  • without additional requirements or certification.

  • The CE marking is not a quality mark.

  • First,

  • the CE requirements refer to safety rather than to the quality of the product.

  • Secondly,

  • Obtaining a quality marking for product is voluntary,

  • whereas the CE marking is mandatory for those products that it applies to.

  • The CE marking is not an indication of origin.

  • And it does not mean that

  • a product is produced in Europe.

  • A product with CE marking

  • may have been produced anywhere in the world.

  • Another incorrect perception is

  • that CE marked products

  • have been tested and approved by an authority.

  • The CE marking is always affixed under the sole responsibility of the manufacturer.

  • In some cases it is required to involve a designated third party in the conformity

  • assessment,

  • but even then

  • the manufacturer remains responsible

  • and liable.

  • Not all products sold

  • in the European Union

  • need CE marking in order to get access to the EU market.

  • Only products

  • which are within the field of application of one or more selected groups European Union

  • technical regulations

  • must be

  • CE marked.

  • Products that are not covered

  • by CE legislation

  • are not allowed to bear the CE marking.

  • Some examples of products that require CE marking:

  • Machinery.

  • Electrical and electronic equipment.

  • Medical devices.

  • Toys.

  • And personal protective equipment.

  • I hope I was able to answers some of your questions about the CE marking.

  • Now you know it is a conformity marking that gives products access

  • to the European Union market.

  • You know

  • that a manufacturer may only affix the marking

  • when he or she has ensured the compliance with health, safety, and environmental protection

  • requirements.

  • And that the CE marking does not mean that a product is produced in Europe.

  • Now that you know what CE marking is, you'll start to notice it on all kinds of products:

  • your sun glasses, your computer,

  • your children's or grandchildren's toys.

  • Don't go nuts!

  • If you liked this video and you think it is useful for others,

  • please take a moment to send them a link.

  • If you need to learn

  • more about CE marking, or if you have a product that requires CE marking,

  • I invite you to check out the other tutorials, courses and templates

  • that we have on our web site.

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  • Thank you!

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What is the CE Mark / CE Marking?

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