Guide

CE marking

Introduction

Many products require CE marking before you can sell them within the European Economic Area. The marking shows that the product has been assessed and meets European Union (EU) safety, health or environmental requirements.

CE marking is valid only for products for which EU specifications have been introduced. The letters 'CE' stand for 'Conformité Européene', which means 'European Conformity'.

This guide explains what CE marking is. It offers information about products that need CE marking, as well as when and how you should use CE marking to ensure that you follow all relevant regulations.

Important: Certain goods which are currently subject to CE marking and which are being sold in the UK market may require the new UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) mark if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. For more information, see prepare to use the UKCA mark after Brexit.

For help with CE marking, including workshops to help you understand the process of certification, see help with CE marking in Northern Ireland.