The CE marking (an acronym for the French “Conformite Europeenne”) certifies that a product has met EU health, safety, and environmental requirements, which ensure consumer safety. Manufacturers in the European Union (EU) and abroad must meet CE marking requirements where applicable in order to market their products in Europe. For a list of countries that require the CE marking, see: CE Marking Countries. A manufacturer who has gone through the conformity assessment process, may affix the CE marking to the product. With the CE marking, the product may be marketed throughout the EU. CE marking now provides product access to 27 countries with a population of nearly 500 million.
European Community-Australia Mutual Recognition Agreement:
The EC-Australia Mutual Recognition Agreement (EC-MRA) is a Treaty-status Agreement between the Australian Government and the governments of the European Community. It came into force on 1 January 1999.
The European Union is one of Australia’s most significant trading partners. The EC-MRA allows conformity assessment (inspection, testing and certification) of products traded between Australia and the European Union to be undertaken in Australia prior to export to the EU. The EC-MRA provides access to markets which have previously been considered uneconomic due to the high cost of regulatory compliance.
What does the CE Marking mean to the User of Sushi Machines?
CE Marking denotes that a product conforms to the relevant essential requirements and other applicable provisions of the EC’s New Approach Directives, and that the product has been through the appropriate conformity assessment procedures. CE Marking is mandatory and the Mark must be affixed before a product may be placed on the market. Manufacturers are responsible for the conformity of their product/s and the affixing of the CE Mark.