CE marking and legislation
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CE marking was introduced as part of the system of New Approach Directives that were implemented for the single market that allows free movement of goods within the European Economic Area (EEA). Simply put, a CE mark on a product declares that the manufacturer has ensured that the product complies with all the requirements of all the applicable directives and that any required conformity assessment has been fulfilled. The specific requirements for applying the CE mark are covered in each directive and may differ slightly depending on the nature of the product covered.
The CE marking process can be described in six steps:
1. Identify which Directives apply to your product
2. Ensure that the relevant Essential Requirements of these directives have been met in full.
3. Identify an appropriate method of conformity assessment and fulfil it (this may involve work by a Notified Body).
4. Draw up the required Technical File and documentation
5. Prepare a Declaration of Conformity
6. Apply the CE mark.