What is the European Certification or European Conformity?
In order to legally sell a product within the European Union a manufacturer, importer or distributor must guarantee that his product is safe and meets all safety standards imposed by the European Union. These actors have to make relevant test to ensure that their products meet these mandatory requirements imposed by the European Union and, if applicable, the corresponding national legislation. They must elaborate the regulatory technical documentation and keep it available to the relevant authorities. They must draft the Declaration of Conformity and label their products according to the applicable legislation. They must report their properties, content, possible warnings and known risks as well as include the CE Mark logotype (if applicable). This process is known as CE Marking, European certification , CE Certificate or European Conformity Evaluation.
Products that have printed CE Mark Logotype must comply with European regulations on safety and environmental and only when the products fully comply with these regulations can be marketed in the European Economic Area (EEA).
The European Union carries out constant checks through the market surveillance authorities. When it is detected that a product does not meet the minimum conditions established safety, the responsible for marketing the product must organize a recall of dangerous products already supplied to consumers, withdraw them from market (product recall) and assume all associated costs, generally including an administrative sanction whose amount varies depending on the product, sector and type of non-compliance detected.
European Certification in 6 steps
The process of certification is defined according its product category but the basic certification scheme is compounded by this six steps:
- Determine European Directives that apply to the product.
- Find essential requirements.
- Check if the product requires the intervention of a Notified Body.
- Evaluate product Conformity.
- Write and maintain Product Technical Documentation.
- Write Product Declaration of Conformity and perform the CE Marking.
Sherpa provides complete european certification or specific assistance at any stage during product certification duties, facilitating correct understanding of its legal requirements and its aplicable directives.
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Sherpa Certification Company is your European Certification Expert
The certification process varies depending the type of product, it generally consists of 6 steps and ends with the CE marking fixed on the product. However, certain products do not require the CE marking itself, although they must comply with the applicable regulations. Sherpa Product Certification is an European Certification specialists and we will guide you through all the steps and if required, we will carry out the entire process for you to implement the CE marking on your products.
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