CE Quality Certificate
CE mark is a Community sign that was adopted by the European Union in 1985 within the framework of harmonizing the technical legislation and that was prepared within the scope of New Approach Policy and that is related to the products included in the New Approach Directives, showing that the products are in conformity with the EU's relevant directives and that they have passed all the necessary conformity assessment activities. CE mark at first consisted of the initials of the words "Conformite Européenne" meaning "European Conformity" in French; then, starting from 1995, it has been used to represent the initials of "Community Europe" and it has been symbolized as follows. In the directives 
issued within the scope of New Approach Policy, the description of the product, the risks that it poses, minimum safety conditions that it should meet and the conformity assessment procedures. 
 CE marking does not provide quality assurance for the consumer, however, it shows that the product meets the minimum safety requirements. While CE marking informs the consumer that the product is safe from the trade perspective, it also acts as a type of passport during circulation of the products from one country to another, on the other. A product within the scope of the New Approach, which should bear this mark, should have CE marking on it in order to be able to access a European Union country.
As "CE mark" is affixed to the products included in the scope of certain New Approach Directives of the European Union that are obligatory to observe, the products, which are included in the scope of the said legislation and which are to be supplied to the market in EU member countries, should bear such mark. In other words, this mark acts as some kind of passport for the products to be in free circulation in the EU member countries. As Turkey will also harmonize her legislation with the European Union legislation and will implement the European Union legislation, with the applicable legislation coming into force, it will be obligatory for the products to be supplied to the market to bear this mark.
The manufacturer is responsible for supplying the products to the market with CE marking. However, if the manufacturer or the authorized representative of the manufacturer is not in the European Union, the importer is to fulfill such responsibility. In other words, the importer is to guarantee that the products imported by the importer meet the EU norms. Some alternatives are made available for the manufacturer to affix such mark to the products. 
* Conformity of the low-risk products (such as some machinery) to the safety conditions of the directive can be tested by the manufacturer and the CE mark can be affixed on the product by a declaration of conformity issued by the manufacturer in relation with such products. 
* High-risk products (such as, some medicinal devices and some machinery), on the other hand, should definitely be tested by competent testing and certification organization (Notified bodies), whose names are published in the Official Journal of the European Union. Based on such review by the notified body, the manufacturer affixes CE mark on the product.

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