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CE marking for consumer and professional products

This information is provided by Netherlands Enterprise Agency

If you want to market consumer or professional products within the European Economic Area (EEA), CE marking 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 affixing 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 the wrong CE marking is intentionally affixed to a product, it is a punishable offence.

More information

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

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency