Want to sell a product in Europe?
To gain access to a market with over 500 million consumers, products sold withing the 27 nation bloc as well as Iceland, Norway, and Liechtenstein must bear the CE Mark. Switzerland accepts the CE mark for some products and Turkey actually requires that many products be CE marked.
What is the CE Mark?
The CE mark is a symbol that a manufacturer (see definition below) affixes to a product so that it can be sold in Europe. The mark is mandatory for products which fall under one of 24 European directives. The CE mark means that the manufacturer takes responsibility for the compliance of a product with all applicable European health, safety, performance and environmental requirements. CE stands for “Conformité Européenne”, the French for European conformity.
The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service provides a White Paper entitled ‘6 Steps to CE Marking’ to hep companies find out the process involved. Here is a copy of the PDF File: