Guide

CE marking

Introduction

The letters 'CE' appear on many products that are traded on the extended single market in the European Economic Area. They stand for 'Conformité Européene' which means 'European Conformity'.

CE marking is a requirement for many products and indicates that these products have been assessed to meet European Union safety, health or environmental requirements.

This guide explains CE marking and the various situations in which it applies. You can also find information about what products CE marking applies to, how to use it and how to ensure that you follow all relevant regulations.

For help with CE marking, including workshops to help you understand the process to achieving certification, see help with CE marking.