The European Union, which set out to be the most significant economic and political power globally, has developed various systems to harmonize technical standards among member countries. The essential purpose of these systems is to ensure that production is carried out with the same technical standards.
To achieve this technical harmonization, all standards are discussed in the EU Standards Commission. European Norms (EN) are established instead of the national standards of EU member states. These norms are then grouped (Machines, Toys, Pressure Vessels, Gas Appliances, Elevators, Fibers, Electrical Equipment etc.) to reveal EU directives.
Since the beginning of 1995, CE certificate/mark, which is an expression of conformity with EU norms, has started to be sought for imported into the EU, although most of them are not compulsory. This Sign indicates that the product has been produced and put on the market under the conditions determined by the directives.
There is a CE Certificate requirement for the products produced and exported in our country.
If there is no relevant mark on the products imported into the Community, the importer and the manufacturer will be responsible for the damage.
The CE certificate (mark) is a symbol that must be struck on the product by the manufacturer for the products specified in the directives to circulate freely within the European Union, indicating that the product complies with the health, safety and security requirements. It acts as a visa or passport in cross-border traffic within and between European Community countries. It is a product compliance commitment that is stored, protected and given to official authorities when asked.
Indicates the level at which the quality starts. The CE mark is an official mark and is valid in all EU countries. The CE mark is a mark struck by the manufacturer and is not a quality mark or guarantee. The CE mark is struck for the authorities, not the consumers. Products below this level are considered unsafe.
A product bearing the CE logo undertakes to:
The CE mark is valid only when compliance with the conditions specified in the directives is met.
Shot by the manufacturer/importer.
– All technical information about the product.
– Instructions for use, manuals.
– Test Reports, if any.
– List of national and international standards used in production
– Supply list,
– Certificates and test reports if the supplied products are in CE Scope
– CE Certificate of Conformity.
If there is a danger in a product bearing the CE mark, the following measures are taken:
The EU-European Commission informs the member states to take the above measures according to their borders.
Nobody issues the European Conformity mark. There are notified bodies that carry out conformity assessments for high-risk products only in cases specified in the relevant directives within the EU. • Since the basic assumption regarding the European Conformity mark is that the manufacturer himself ensures and controls the product’s conformity with the relevant directive, he puts the European Conformity mark on the product himself. After the necessary conformity work is done for the products other than this, each organization can put the conformity mark on the product itself.
Another factor that should be mentioned is that the expectations of the market regarding quality are met. The conditions for the creation of the internal market are: