What is an EC Declaration of Conformity?

The European product Directives are mandatory for products that fall under the essential requirements out of the Directives in force. Once the essential requirements out of the European Product Directives the CE marking which is known as the CE mark can be affixed to a product. The CE marking must be affixed in a manner […]

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What should be on the EC Declaration of Conformity?

The EC Declaration of Conformity basically contains the following elements: Name and full address of the manufacturer and, sometimes, his representative Product identification (name, function, model, type, serial number and the commercial name and all relevant additional information) The applied Directives and sometimes the harmonised standards or other applied technical standards and specifications Sometimes the […]

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In which language should the EC Declaration of Conformity be drafted?

The EC Declaration of Conformity must be drafted in one of the official Community languages. For products that should have a EC Declaration of Conformity (machinery, appliances burning gaseous fuels, potentially explosive atmospheres, recreational craft, lifts and speed rail systems), the declaration must be drafted in the official language of the country where the product […]

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Can I (the manufacturer) draft my own EC Declaration of Conformity?

The New Approach Directives oblige the manufacturer, or his authorised representative located within the Community to draft an EC Declaration of Conformity, when the Product is put on the market. The CE marking shall be affixed visibly, legibly and indelibly to the product, to an affixed label, also knows as CE Label. * a CE Declaration of […]

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How can I verify whether the EC Declaration of Conformity is real?

The benefits of self-certification are important particularly for manufacturers that they are updated and keep track on the latest developments in European product legislation. By means of our CE Management system, we can investigate your document in a very short period of time to determine whether it meets the legal requirements of the applying Directive(s). * […]

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There is a number on the EC Declaration of Conformity; can the authenticity be proven by means of this number?

A number on the EC Declaration of Conformity refers in most cases to the identification number of the Notified Body that performed the EC type examination and/or to the number of the Declaration of the EC type examination. On the NANDO website (http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/newapproach/nando/) all Notified Bodies per country and/or Directive with corresponding number can be […]

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