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CE marking, essential requirement to sell in Europe


CE marking affix on a product, attests that it respects the whole applicable directives. It means that the product complies with all the essential requirements requested by these directives also named as"New approach".



Specialised in test applicable to electrical and electronic products, Emitech offers you a global support on the main concerned directives :


Other directives may also be applied like the directive on safety of toys 88/373/EEC, on machinery 98/37/EC, on medical device 93/42/EEC and on active implantable medical devices…Emitech may intervene in the field of its laboratories to complete your technical documentation or to justify your conformity to the directive.




CE logoCE marking is a prerequisite before placing an equipment on the European Union market.


Our SERCE labs (Electrical safety,radio and Electromagnetic compatibility) group your contact for the coordination and the achievement of your tests campaign.


Our Training department completes our services for intervention before the test campaign.


Our entire know-how is at your disposal to optimize your CE marking, saving costs and time.


  • We intervene at each key step of your project
    • Specifying the applicable directives and requirements to follow
  • Three skills with Electrical Safety, Radio and Electromagnetic Compatibility
    • Notified Body for RED directives
    • Cofrac accredited laboratories (see recognition)
    • Eurolab member and involvement in standardization committee


  • Customised solution for complex cases
    • Considering complementary requirements to the CE marking (qualification, export market, ...)
    • Regulation watch
    • On site test for equipment which can't be tested in laboratory.
    • Digital simulation











The EMC Directive 2004/108/EC



The EMC directive 2004/108/EC repealed the EMC directive 89/336/EEC.





The objective is to regulate the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) of equipments .


Provisions of national law ensuring protection against electromagnetic disturbance should be harmonised in order to guarantee the free movement of electrical and electronic apparatus within the internal market.


The "EMC" directive plans to create an electromagnetic environment in the EU without lowering justified levels of protection in the Member States.


In accordance with the "New approach", the design and manufacture of equipment is subject to essential requirements in relation to electromagnetic compatibility.


More info on EMC directive








The Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC



The Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC standardizes and abrogates the Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC.

It resume in one text and without any change the directive 73/23/EEC as modified by directive 93/68/EEC. It hasn't requested any provision in national law.





The Low Voltage Directive aim to ensure that electrical aquipment can only be placed on the market if it does not endanger the safety of the persons, domestic animals or other equipment and goods.


More info on Low Voltage Directive








The R&TTE Directive 99/5/EC





Effective since 2001, the R&TTE Directive establishes a regulatory framework for the placing on the market, free movement and putting into service in the Community of radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment. The objective is to create a unique open and competitive market for radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment. It also aims to ensure a high level of safety and health protection.


More info on R&TTE Directive








The EuP Directive 2005/32/EC



The directive 2005/32/EC establish a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy-using products (EuP).

The objectives are to:

  • ensure the free movement of these products within the European Union,
  • improve the energy efficiency of these products in order to contribute to the achievement of greenhouse gas emission targets in the Community.


Published in the OJEU the 22 July 200, 5iée au JOUE le 22 juillet 2005, translation deadline was fixed to the 11 August 2007. Although it has not been yet translated in France, it is totally part of the CE marking for Member States.


Please note that other directive about eco-design are also applicable even though they are not part of the CE marking . (DEEE et RoHS).


More info on Eup Directive









May a product be covered by several "new Approach" directives?

Will a product covered by several directives affixed several CE marking?

When should I affixed the CE marking?

Who is responsible for the CE marking ?

When the conformity assessment module forecast the intervention of a third part Notified Body, may I choose the one of my choice?

What is a european harmonised standard?

What is to do if there is no standard or if the standard is not relevant to the product specificities?

What are the steps to follow to prove the compliance with the essential requirements to the applicable directive?

How many times does it take to carry out the CE marking of a product?


What is the difference between the CE marking and a certification mark?









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