The letters "CE" are the acronym of French phrase "Conformité Européene" which literally means "European Conformity". The term primarily used was "EC Mark" and it was formally replaced by "CE Marking" in the Directive 93/68/EEC in 1993. "CE Marking" is now used in all EU official documents. As a Notified Body, we can help you gain access into the European market by ensuring your product meets all CE marking requirements. CE marking allows you to legally market and distribute your product within the European Market, and declares that your product complies with all applicable European Directives and Regulations. As a Notified Body for many EU Directives and Regulations, we will work in partnership with you, helping you to understand and comply to the essential requirements, and enabling you to confidently and legally affix CE marking to your products. We provide open and honest assessments, technical assistance, key account management and accurate reporting to help you bring your products to market successfully. CE Marking is most probably required if you export to the 27 European Union (EU) and 3 European Free Trade Association (EFTA) member states the following 20 groups of products -
Appliances Burning Gaseous Fuels (AppliGas)
IThe "appliances burning gaseous fuels" used for cooking, heating, hot water production, refrigeration, lighting or washing and having, where applicable, a normal water temperature not exceeding 105 gC. Forced draught burners and heating bodies to be equipped with such burners will also be considered as appliances.
Cableway Installations to Carry Persons
The "cableway installations designed to carry persons" shall mean installations made up of several components, designed, manufactured, assembled and put into service with the object of carrying persons. These on-site installations are used for the carriage of persons in vehicles or by towing devices, whereby the suspension and/or traction is provided by cables positioned along the line of travel.
Low Voltage Electrical Equipment
The "Electrical Equipment" means any equipment designed for use with a voltage rating of between 50 and 1000 V for alternating current (A.C.) and between 75 and 1500 V for direct current (D.C.). Therefore, it is called often "Low Voltage Electrical Equipment" which includes the vast majority of electrical equipment in everyday use.
The "construction product" means any product which is produced for incorporation in a permanent manner in construction works, including both buildings and civil engineering works.
Explosives for Civil Uses
The "Explosives" here shall mean the materials and articles considered to be such in the United Nations recommendations on the transport of dangerous goods and falling within Class 1 of those recommendations.
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