CE Certificate is required to import and sale certified products in the European Union territory. It is a unified document for all EU members issued under applicable directives specifying different forms of CE certification: including mandatory expert inspection of the production facilities and excluding it, including product expert inspection at the storage site (if the samples cannot be delivered, e.g. due to the product size or weight), including tests in Russian laboratories or mandatory tests in foreign countries, etc. CE Certificate is a continuous document valid until the applicable CE regulations and directives are amended.

Steps of CE certification process: 

  • determination of the directive governing the product certification
  • audit of submitted documents
  • evaluation of production process (experts’ visit to the facilities)
  • preparation of technical file
  • tests
  • CE Certificate issuance

For reference, the СЕ Certificates may be divided into mandatory and voluntary. The mandatory certificate enables manufacturer to import the product to the EU territory and mark it with the СЕ mark for subsequent sale. Products that are not subject to Mandatory СЕ Certification may be imported to the EU territory, but may not be sold until the voluntary certificate is obtained. As for such products, it is required to obtain approval documents confirming their compliance with the national standards of the country of destination.