Many products require CE marking before they can be sold in the European Union. These include, in particular, almost all electrical and electronic products. The affixing of the CE mark to a pro-duct certifies that the product complies with all applicable harmonized standards in the EU and that this has been proven in a conformity assessment procedure. The sole responsibility for CE marking lies with the manufacturer.
This guide describes in nine steps which tasks the manufacturer has in the context of CE confor-mity of his products, namely before the start of sales, during the distribution and from the end of distribution. In addition, general information on the CE marking as well as the tasks of other economic operators (authorised representatives, importers, distributors, fulfilment centres) are summarised in an introductory part I.