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 legal requirement for many products. It indicates that these products have been assessed to meet European Union safety, health or environmental requirements.

This guide explains what is CE marking. 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.

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