EC Directives leading to the CE mark

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
Toys 2009/48/EC
Machinery 2006/42/EC
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
 Pressure Equipment  97/23/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
Recreational craft  94/25/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.

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