Toy Safety Directive: Guide for EU Importers

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Toys sold in the European Union must comply with the Toy Safety Directive. Ensuring compliance with the Toy Safety Directive, in turn, requires that the importer or manufacturer follows certain safety standards, documentation, labeling, and lab testing requirements.

In this guide, we explain what importers and manufacturers must know about EN standards, DoC, user manuals, lab testing, CE marking, compliance risks, and more.

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RoHS Product Lab Testing: A Complete Guide

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The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive restricts chemicals and heavy metals in electronic products imported to or manufactured in the European Union. Ensuring compliance requires lab testing at some level in the supply chain – be it the final assembled product, individual components, or even raw materials. In many cases, importers opt for a combination of these.

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CE Marking Requirements for Amazon Sellers: A Complete Guide

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Amazon requires that all products are fully compliant with national product regulations. In the EU, this means that a wide range of products must be CE marked.

In this guide, we explain what you must know about Amazon CE marking requirements, compliance document checks, and common pitfalls. Continue reading CE Marking Requirements for Amazon Sellers: A Complete Guide

Construction Products Regulation (CPR): Guide for EU Importers

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The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) covers doors, windows, insulation materials, and other building products in the European Union. In this guide, we explain what importers and manufacturers must know about product and material-specific requirements, EN standards, flammability, documentation, lab testing, and labeling requirements.

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Machinery Directive: Guide for EU Importers

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Treadmills

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The Machinery Directive applies to machines manufactured or imported to the European Union. More specifically, it defines machinery as assemblies of movable parts. As such, it applies to everything from treadmills to dishwashers.

Keep reading, and learn what European importers must know about safety standards, CE marking, documentation, and lab testing requirements related to the Machinery Directive.

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Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive: Guide for EU Importers

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The Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive covers all electronic products that may cause electromagnetic interference. In other words, devices that may interfere with other electronics.

In this guide, we cover what EU importers and manufacturers must know about EN standards, exemptions, CE marking, documentation, lab testing, risks, and more.

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Ecodesign Directive Guide for EU Importers

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Ecodesign Directive

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The Ecodesign Directive and the Energy Labelling Regulation lay down the requirements for ecodesign, energy consumption, technical documentation, and energy labeling for electronics in the EU. These regulations mainly cover home appliances, but also computers, power supplies, and LED lighting products.

In this guide, we explain what EU importers and manufacturers must know about standards, CE marking, energy labeling, documentation, lab testing, and more.

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Regulation: Guide For EU Importers

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Personal Protective Equipment

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The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Regulation establishes safety standards and requirements to ensure the safety of users wearing protective equipment, either at their workplace or in another situation that might require its use. The scope of the PPE Regulation covers a wide range of products, including sunglasses, work gloves, and protective masks.

In this article, we explain the basic requirements of the PPE regulation, including product classification, standards, documentation, labeling, and lab testing. Continue reading Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Regulation: Guide For EU Importers

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

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