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If you want to market industrial or building products within the EU, CE marking may be compulsory. CE marking indicates that the product meets the minimum 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
When products are imported from outside the EU, the importer adds the CE marking to the product. When products are imported from another EU country, the manufacturer adds the CE marking. If a CE marking is intentionally and unjustly added to a product, this is punishable as deception.
The European Commission provides manufacturers, importers and distributors with information on CE marking. On the New Approach website you learn more about the New Approach legislation, including CE marking.