CE mark product certifications are requirements that product manufacturers must fulfill to be able to affix the CE mark on their products and sell within the European Union and Switzerland. The CE mark denotes compliance to EU regulations on product safety.
A CE mark requires the manufacturer to identify the EU directives to which its product is subject to compliance, identify the requirements stated in the directives, map a path to conformity (such as product testing and compliance to harmonized standards), put together product technical documentation and declare that the product is CE compliant. The manufacturer can then affix the CE mark on its product.
As of 2015, CE marking applies to more than 20 sectoral products, such as machines, electrical equipment, medical devices, toys and wireless devices, as well as personal protective equipment and construction products. When the manufacturer is outside the EU, the responsibility for CE marking falls upon the importer or distributor.