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CE marking for consumer and professional products

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

If you want to market consumer, industrial or construction products within the European Economic Area (EEA), CE markingExternal link may be compulsory. CE marking indicates that the product meets the high safety, health and environmental requirements set by the EU. These products must be allowed on the European market, without any additional requirements.

Responsibility for adding CE marking

ManufacturersExternal link are responsible for adding the CE marking to products regardless of whether they are located inside or outside the EEA. When products are imported from outside the EEA, the importer is obliged to check whether the right CE marking has been used. If products are wrongfully labelled with CE marking, it is a punishable offence.

More information

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency has an overview of CE regulationsExternal link per product group (in Dutch). They also have a Dutch-language tool to checkExternal link if CE marking is compulsory for your product.

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management has created a handy online CE marking toolExternal link that shows which standards are required for specific construction products. The Contact Point for Construction Products helps producers, importers, distributors and users find out which safetly standards construction products are required to meet (in Dutch).

The European Commission provides manufacturers, importersExternal link, distributorsExternal link and consumers with information on CE markingExternal link.

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO