List of CE Marking Directives and Regulations: An Overview

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The CE mark indicates that a product is compliant with all applicable directives and regulations – which requires the CE mark. As such, the CE mark can be found in various products, from bicycle helmets and sunglasses to power banks and face masks.

In this guide, we list the directives and regulations for which the CE mark is required. Each directive and regulation also includes a product list and other requirements that EU importers must be aware of. Continue reading List of CE Marking Directives and Regulations: An Overview

General Product Safety Directive For EU Importers

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The basis of product compliance is that all products must be safe for the consumer to use. Toys, electronics, and medical devices – to name a few – are covered by product specific directives and standards.

But, what if you’re importing or manufacturing a product falling outside the scope of such directives?

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Low Voltage Directive (LVD) Guide For EU Importers

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The Low Voltage Directive (LVD) aims at ensuring the electrical safety in all electronics with an input or output voltage above a certain level. In short, the Low Voltage Directive is applicable to all devices that can be plugged into the power socket. As such, the Low Voltage Directive can be applied both to consumer electronics and AC adapters.

In this guide, we explain what EU electronics importers must know about LVD related safety standards, CE marking, testing requirements, documentation, and much more. Continue reading Low Voltage Directive (LVD) Guide For EU Importers

E-Cigarette & E-Liquid Regulations in the European Union: An Overview

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E-cigarettes Regulations in the EU

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E-cigarettes imported and sold in the European Union must conform to various standards and regulations. Keep reading, and learn what you must know about E-liquid requirements, RoHS, CE marking, documentation, lithium battery standards, and more.

Mentioned Products

  • Disposable e-cigarettes
  • Reusable e-cigarettes
  • Rechargeable e-cigarettes
  • E-liquids
  • Vaporizers
  • E-pipes

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Cosmetics Regulations in the European Union: An Overview

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Cosmetics Regulations European Union

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Planning to import cosmetic products to the European Union? In this guide, we explain what importers and exporters must know about the Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009, REACH, cosmetics labeling, national cosmetics regulations, lab testing, and much more.

Mentioned Products

  • Makeup products
  • Haircare products
  • Skincare products
  • Facial masks
  • Body moisturizer
  • Deodorants
  • Perfumes

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Furniture Fire Safety Standards in the European Union: An Overview

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Furniture Fire Safety Standards in the European Union

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Planning to import, manufacture, or sell furniture in the European Union? In this guide, we explain what you must know about fire safety standards and regulations across the EU – including EN standards and national regulations in Germany, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom.

Mentioned Products

  • Upholstered chairs
  • Upholstered stools
  • Divans
  • Upholstered bed bases
  • Mattresses

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Bedding & Pillow Regulations in the European Union: An Overview

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Bedding Regulations European Union

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Planning to import or manufacture pillows and bedding in the European Union? In this guide, we cover relevant product regulations, labeling requirements, flammability standards, and more.

Mentioned Products

  • Bedsheets
  • Duvets
  • Pillows
  • Pillows cases
  • Mattress covers

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Sportswear Product Regulations in the European Union: An Overview

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Sportswear Regulations European Union

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Planning to import or manufacture sportswear in the European Union? In this guide, cover REACH, labeling requirements, lab testing, and compliance risks when importing or manufacturing sportswear in the EU.

Mentioned Products

  • Yoga wear
  • Swimsuits
  • T-shirts
  • Sweatshirts
  • Track pants
  • Fitness gloves
  • Polyester fabrics
  • Nylon fabrics

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EU Declaration of Compliance (DoC) for Food Contact Materials: A Complete Guide

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Plastic FCM

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Issuing a Declaration of Compliance (DoC) is mandatory when importing plastic food contact materials in the European Union. Notice that this also includes products containing plastic parts, such as stainless steel bottles, or plastic composite materials.

In this guide, we explain how importers can issue a Declaration of Compliance (DoC).

Note: The FCM Declaration of Compliance (DoC) is not the same as the Declaration of Conformity (DoC) required for products covered by one or more “CE marking directives”. You can read more about the CE Declaration of Conformity in this article.
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Face Mask Regulations and Standards in the EU: An Overview

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Face Mask Regulations in the EU

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Planning to import medical or protective face masks to the European Union? In this guide, we cover product regulations, EN standards, labeling, certification, and lab testing requirements when importing or manufacturing various types of face masks for the EU.

Mentioned Products

  • 3-ply surgical face masks
  • 4-ply- surgical face masks
  • 5-ply surgical face masks
  • FFP1 mask or respirators
  • FFP2 masks or respirators
  • N95 masks or respirators
  • FFP3 masks or respirators
  • N99 masks or respirators

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