What exactly are Directives?

European Product Directives are drawn up on the initiative of the European Commission. They are subsequently drawn up by the European Parliament, in cooperation with the Board of Ministers of the European Union. These Directives are implemented in the national legislation by national governments within the Member States. Minimum requirements are made in the production […]

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How many Directives are there?

New Approach Directives have been established for the following product groups: Medical devices: Active implantable Equipment in potentially explosive atmospheres Building products Pressure equipment Simple pressure vessels Electromagnetic compatibility Explosives for civil uses Appliances burning gaseous fuels Low voltage equipment Machinery Medical devices Medical devices: In vitro diagnostic Measuring instruments Non-automatic weighing instruments Cableway installations […]

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Which Directives should my product satisfy?

The technical lawyers of Certification Experts determine for every product, which Directive(s) it should satisfy. The fields of application are described in the Directive. With regard to the Directive, one should determine which concerning Directive the product should comply with.

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How is determined which Directives my product should satisfy?

The technical lawyers of Certification Experts can quickly determine, based on the technical documentation, which Directive(s) should be complied with. If you do not have any technical documentation at your disposal, we can also determine which Directives apply to your product based on pictures, general product information, reports and other documentation.

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Where Can I find those Directives?

You can find the Directives through our website www.ce-marking.nl A clear overview of the Directives is given on www.newapproach.org . The website is a cooperation between European standardization institutes (CEN, CENLEC and ETSI), The European Commission and EFTA.

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