EU CE certification process
Many customers who come to consult EU CE certification, the most frequently asked question is the specific process of certification. Today, the editor of Lihang Testing LHT summarized the following six steps of the CE certification process and completed the following operations to help your products export to the EU for customs clearance and sales. Let us take a look!
Certification process (this process is applicable to all products applicable to CE)
Step 1: Determine the criteria and adjustment standards that the product complies with
Products applicable to more than 20 directives must be affixed with the CE logo. These directives cover a variety of products, and the basic requirements for applicable products are listed in the directives. The EU regulatory standards are detailed technical documents that guide products to meet the basic requirements of the guidelines.
Step 2: Determine the detailed requirements that the product must meet
You must ensure that your products comply with the basic requirements of relevant EU laws. The requirements of all adjustment standards applicable to the product must be met in order to be considered to meet the relevant basic requirements. The application of adjustment standards is entirely voluntary, and other methods that meet the appropriate basic requirements can be selected.
The third stage: Decide whether the product needs the release agency to participate in the inspection.
Each description related to the product has detailed regulations on whether a third-party notification agency is required to participate in the CE review. Not all products are compulsory for certification by the announcement agency, so it is important to decide whether the announcement agency really needs to participate.
Step 4: test the product and confirm compliance
The manufacturer is responsible for testing the product and confirming compliance with European Union regulations (compliance assessment process). Risk assessment is the basic rule of the assessment process. Only after meeting the requirements of the European Union's relevant adjustment standards can the basic requirements of the European Union official regulations be met.
Step 5: Draft and save the technical documentation required for the description
Manufacturers should prepare technical documentation (TCF) for products based on product compliance with the requirements of the guidelines and risk assessment needs. If required by the relevant approval department, the manufacturer must submit both the technical file and the EC declaration of conformity for inspection.
Step 6: Affix the CE logo on the product and fill in the EC Declaration of Conformity
The CE mark must be affixed to the product by the manufacturer or its authorized representative. The CE mark should be clearly and permanently pasted on the product or nameplate according to the standard drawing. When the notifying agency participates in product certification, the CE mark must have the notifying agency's announcement number. The manufacturer is obliged to fill out the EC declaration of conformity and prove that the product complies with CE requirements.