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CE Certification

If you wish to enter the EU market, your product may have to undertake CE certification to confirm compliance with a number of EU standards. BROOKSTEP understands the CE marking challenges and offers a range of services that can make the process prompt and efficient. You only provide the product’s description and we organise the rest.

 

WHY BROOKSTEP?

  • Considerable knowledge and familiarity with the CE marking process
  • Contextual knowledge of the EU market, as well as demonstrable insight and experiences with the EU bureaucratic processes
  • Professional, intelligent approaches that are cost and time effective  
  • Knowledge based strategies and competitive prices

 

WHAT IS CE CERTIFICATION?

  • It is a mandatory conformity marking for certain products sold within the European Economic Area (EEA)
  • It applies to products, ranging from electrical equipment to toys and from civil explosives to medical devices
  • It demonstrates a product’s compliance with the EU legislation
  • It consists of the CE Logo and, if applicable, the four digit identification number of the notified body involved in the conformity assessment procedure
  • It is the manufacturer’s, the importer’s or distributor’s of a product made outside the EU, responsibility to complete the conformity assessment before entering the European market
  • The procedures, measures and sanctions applying to counterfeiting of the CE marking vary according to the respective Member State's national administrative and penal law

 

EASY CE CERTIFICATION SERVICES BY BROOKSTEP:

  • Consultation of your product’s CE certification needs
  • Product’s initial assessment according to EU directives to evaluate CE certification necessity
  • Self-certification support to issue the CE Declaration of Conformity, CE Technical File and CE Validation
  • Time and cost-effective management of the whole CE certification process demanding your minimal input, including arrangement of CE certification third party testing assessment/audit if required

 

THE BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES OF CE CERTIFICATION

 

BENEFITS:

  • Opens the EU market to products manufactured outside the EU
  • Enables the free movement of goods within the European Economic Area (EEA)
  • States that the product is assessed before being placed on the market and meets EU safety, health and environmental protection requirements
  • Allows you to proclaim that your product meets the necessary legal requirements
  • Once CE certification is applied, citizens are far less likely to get in touch with national market surveillance authorities if a product's safety is questioned or if the misuse of the CE marking is suspected

 

CHALLENGES:

  • If stipulated in the EU directive(s), an authorised third party (industrial testing institution) must be involved in the conformity assessment procedure
  • Potential complexity of the CE marking process as each CE marking project conformance is inherently different
  • May represent a heavy bureaucratic burden, can be costly and lengthy
  • Misuse of the CE marking can be met with substantial fines
  • National Authorities inform each other when they take measures against unsafe products. They share this information through a rapid alert system called RAPEX
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