Exporting to the EU - The CE Mark
The world's most efficient and safe productcompliance system
The 27 members of the EU as a bloc constitute one of Australia's largest trading and investment partners. Since its inception, the EU has worked towards removing so-called technical barriers to trade. The technical barriers had arisen due to the differing technical standards and rules between countries and suppliers to these markets were faced with the daunting task of proving that their products met each an every standard and rule for different countries. In 1992 the European Community signed and agreement that allows products that comply with EU requirements to be marketed freely within the EU.
The EU standards and conformity system is based on two principles:
- Mutual recognition, which means that any product which is lawfully manufactured and sold in one Member State can be sold throughout the EU, and
- Technical harmonisation through EC directives which replace non-uniform national regulations
Stradia has a detailed working knowledge of the principles, EU directives and the harmonised standards that give a presumption of conformity with the essential protection requirements of the applicable directive. We have successfully undertaken hundreds of EU conformity assessment projects ranging from domestic product to entire factories of machinery.
We have developed our own procedure and assessment methods that align with the requirements as set out in the directives and standards. Fundamental to our approach is the use of existing compliance data that may be against other than European standards and codes. By careful technical analysis and justification we are able to show that this information meets the EU requirements and where it does not we undertake additional assessment and suggest design changes to bring the products into conformity.
We also prepare all the necessary compliance documentation including risk assessments, reports and certificates.
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