The CE marking of products in the European Union is used by manufacturers to indicate that their products conform to requirements in specific European technical standards, known as harmonised Euro Norms (hENs) or European Technical Assessments (ETAs).
The Construction Products Regulation 2011 (CPR), which replaces the Construction Products Directive (CPD), makes CE marking a mandatory legal requirement for all products placed on the market and covered by a hEN or ETA from 1st July 2013. A “Declaration of Performance” for the product must be drawn up and CE marking applied by the manufacturer. This is the most significant change for a decade in the way that construction products are sold in Europe.
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Further information regarding CE marking, why it is important and what manufacturers must do is contained in CAB Guidance Notes 19/1 (CE Marking – windows & doorsets) and 19/2 (CE Marking – FAQs) – NB access restricted to CAB Members.
The following paper sets out the implications of CE marking under the CPR for manufacturers, importers, distributors, specifiers, certification and test bodies, and regulatory/enforcement authorities: