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CE marking

What is CE marking?

Do you need help getting started with CE marking? Or do you have a CE marked product and have questions about the requirements related to the CE mark? Then Danish Standards can help.

CE marking may be a bit of a jigsaw, but on this page, we give you the first pieces to move on.

Let us guide you through the principles of the CE marking step by step. We explain many of the words used in the context of CE marking, and you can get answers to the questions you typically have when you embark on CE marking. We give you an introduction to the various directives and product areas, and you get access to overviews of harmonized standards, which are an essential tool in the CE marking process. 

In the case of CE marking of construction products, we recommend that you also contact


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What is to be CE marked?

Toys, machinery and electrical appliances are all examples of products to be CE marked. Common to them is that they belong under one of the directives for which the European Union has adopted CE marking. Under each product directive there are a number of product groups; for example, lifting gear and appliances are a product group under the Machinery Directive.

Which product groups are to be CE marked?

There is a range of products and equipment that must have the CE mark before they are placed on the market, sold and put into service in EU and EEA countries. These include toys, machinery, electrical appliances and medical products. A product may be covered by several directives, just as one directive may cover many products covered by several directives, and one directive may cover many products.