CE is the EU's united standards certification mark, forced standards, and abbreviation for the French word 'ConformiteEuropeen'. CE Marking applies to products regulated by the health, safety, environment and consumer protection law distributed within EU, and it is essential for manufacturers who want to sell products applied of these laws to the European market to attach CE marking to their products. CE Marking means the product meets all the requirements of EU Directiverelated to safety, health, environment and consumer protection, and products related to consumer safety used inEU must be approved and attach a CE mark. CE marking does not mean quality guaranteed, but it is means to ensure the product meets basic safety conditions (requirements),and the product with CE marking can be freely distributed in about 30 countries in Europe. It means that one of the manufacturers, importers, and third parties (certificate authority) conducted product-related conformance test so that the product can be distributed in the market without any limit, so CE marking should be essentially attached to products related to the consumer health, safety and environment, and the marked products may be freely distributed without inspection or test within the EU, EFTA countries.
CE is the EU's united standards certification mark, forced standards, and abbreviation for the French word 'ConformiteEuropeen'. CE Marking applies to products regulated by the health, safety, environment and consumer The EU is managing CE certification through directive, European Norms(EN), harmonized documents and pre-standard.In December 1990, the test and certification system conducting conformance test according to product standard and technology regulation were unified as global approach, certification procedures or marks applied differently for each product and a group of 17 items subject to certificate and eight certification modules are settled, and CE Marking began in earnest. Currently, CE Marketing applies to products in 22 categories.
Energy-Related Products (ErP) Directive
EU’s guidance on eco-friendly plan requirements for energy-related products (2009/125/EC, ErP or eco-friendly plan guidelines :Eco-design Directive) provides coherent EU-level requirements to improve environmental outcome of energy-related products.
Products using, generating, transmitting and measuring energy (including power, gas and fossil fuels) are as follows:
- Computers, monitors, printers and other office supplies
- Consumer appliances such as TV, set-top box, and radio
- Home appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines and clothes dryers
- Air conditioner and refrigeration / freezer units
- Lamps and household lighting equipment