Ce Marking Is Vital For Exporting Boats To European Market
The EU importers will never take any risk of importing non-conforming products i.e. products without CE (Conformit Europene) marking. The non-EU exporters have realized this fact because the importer do not agree to buy such products, in spite of his interest. The non-conforming products may generate legal action against the importer and exporter in case of an accident, which may claim a high liability.
Therefore, a CE making boat (ce-mrkning bt) or any other product can be regarded as trade licence to Europe.
As the process of certification is highly essential, every manufacturer needs to know about each and every detail related with this law. Therefore, here are the answers to all the basic questions arising in your mind:
What is CE marking?
CE labelling on a product is a declaration from the manufacturer that the product, he is selling, meets all the essential requisites of Recreational Craft Directive (RCD). A CE marking boat (ce-mrkning bt) will ensure the boating and environmental safety.
What are the effects of CE marking?
This certification has both benefits and drawbacks. This passport helps you in selling your product in the entire European Union (EU) market, and in the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) market. On the same time, the manufacturer needs to modify the current stock in order to continue exporting in the European market. Also, he has to borne an extra cost of getting CE marking boats (ce-mrkning btar).
How many countries follow this law?
Till May 2004, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom (Great Britain) were the member countries.
After May 2004, these 10 members joined the EU; Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Malta and Cyprus.
Bulgaria and Romania joined the list in 2007.
How to obtain the CE approval?
To obtain CE marking boats (ce-mrkning btar) or products, search for a notified body, which usually offers product testing, surveillance of quality system and issue of certification.
As a manufacturer, you can also designate an authorized representative in the EU member states, to handle the certification process for your products. In this way, you can only concentrate on the marketing of the products.
You can always search the web for further details about the directive. Each member state of the EU is bound to the General Product Safety Directive for adopting regulations. They follow their own ways to handle the enforcement of these regulations. These laws ensure safe entry of products in the market.
by: Mc Williams