CE marking is mandatory for all products that are placed on the European market and fall within the scope of one or more of the New Approach Directives. The same condition applies also to products that are manufactured outside the EU and are placed on the European market.
The product categories that are subject to CE marking and their respective EC Directives are shown below.
|Product Type||Applicable EC Directive|
|Electrical and Electronic Equipment||2006/95/EC & 2004/108/EC|
|Personal Protective Equipment||89/686/EEC|
|Medical Equipment /in vitro diagnostic medical devices / active implantable medical devices||93/42/EEC & 90/385/EEC & 98/79/EC|
|Radio and telecommunications terminal equipment||1999/5/EC|
|Simple Pressure Vessels||2009/105/EC|
|Appliances burning gaseous fuels||2009/142/EC|
|Lifts and lift safety components||95/16/EC|
|Construction Products||Regulation (EU) No 305/2011|
|Cableway installations designed to carry persons||2000/9/EC|
Equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres
|Non-automatic weighing instruments||90/384/EEC|
Find out if your product is subject to CE marking and the steps towards it
As with all Directives requiring CE marking, the identification of the actual requirements to be met for a particular product depends on subtle factors and can be a quite complex task. Product design is one of them, whereas other dictating factors include the intended use or even the content of the instructions and the sales literature.