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Countries That Require The CE Mark

The CE Marking or CE Certification is mandatory for certain product groups in the European Economic Area (EEA), consisting of the 27 Member States of the European Union (EU) and four European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries. It is also obligatory for all products made in third countries (non-member states) which are sold in the EEA. In that case, the importer has to make sure that the manufacturer outside the EU has taken the necessary steps that allow him to affix the CE Marking.

CE Mark is mandatory for the following 27 Member States of the EU:

AustriaBelgiumBulgaria
CyprusCzech RepublicDenmark
EstoniaFinlandFrance
GermanyGreeceHungary
ItalyLatviaLithuania
LuxembourgMaltaNetherlands
PolandPortugalRepublic of Ireland
RomaniaSlovakiaSlovenia
SpainSwedenUnited Kingdom

CE Mark is mandatory for the following EFTA countries:

IcelandNorway
LiechtensteinSwitzerland

CE Mark is still not required within the member countries of the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA), although some of them (Republic of Macedonia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro) are official candidates for membership to the European Union, and are already adopting many of its standards within their legislation (like most of the former Central European countries that were members of CEFTA before joining the EU).

Other Countries of the CEFTA include:

AlbaniaMoldova
BosniaHerzegovina

The CE Mark also has Agreements on Mutual Recognition of Conformity Assessment between the European Union and countries such as the following:

AustraliaCanadaIsrael
JapanNew ZealandTurkey
United States  

Keystone Compliance assists manufacturers with CE Mark compliance. Please contact us for more information on how Keystone Compliance can assist you with identifying and fulfilling your CE Mark needs.

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