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CITIC Testing: Introduction to CE Certification and Its Application Procedure

See: 22 Time: 2014-11-11

CE certification mark is the product safety certification mark of the European Union. Whether products produced by local enterprises in the European Union or products produced outside the European Union, in order to sell products to the European Union market, CE certification mark must be affixed to show that the products meet the basic requirements of the EU Directive "New Method for Technical Coordination and Standardization" (hereinafter referred to as "New Method"). Commodities without CE certification marks shall not be marketed and sold. Products that have entered the market with CE certification marks shall be ordered to recover from the market if they find that they do not meet the safety requirements. If they continue to violate the relevant CE certification marks stipulated in the directive, they shall be restricted or prohibited from entering the EU market or forced to withdraw from the market.

CE certification process

1. The manufacturer (hereinafter referred to as the applicant) submits an oral or written preliminary application to the testing institution (hereinafter referred to as the laboratory).

2. The applicant fills in the application form and sends the application form, product instructions and technical documents to the laboratory (a prototype is required if necessary).

3. Laboratory confirms test standards and test items and quotes price;

4. The applicant confirms the offer and sends the samples and related technical documents to the laboratory.

5. The applicant provides technical documents;

6. The laboratory issues a fee notice to the applicant, and the applicant pays the certification fee according to the fee notice.

7. Laboratories conduct product testing and review technical documents;

8. If the test is not qualified or the technical documents do not meet the requirements, the laboratory will inform the applicant in time.

9. The applicant improves or modifies the technical documents of the product;

10. The laboratory retest the improved products and review the revised documents.

11. The laboratory will issue a supplementary fee notification to the applicant if there is a cost of rectification or retest.

12. The applicant shall pay the fee according to the notice of supplementary fees.

13. The laboratory provides test reports and CE certificates to applicants.

Technical documents to be submitted for CE certification

1. Instructions for the use of products;

2. Safety design documents (including key structural drawings, which can reflect climbing distance, clearance, insulation layer number and thickness);

3. Technical conditions of products (or enterprise standards);

4. Electrical schematic diagram of products;

5. Product route map;

6. List of key components or raw materials (please select products with European certification marks);

7. Copies of the certificate of the whole machine or its components;

8. Other information needed.

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