Standards and Directives
‘CE’ signify that products sold in the EEA have been assessed to meet high safety, health, and environmental protection requirements. CE marking also supports fair competition by holding all companies accountable to the same rules.
The CE marking for Restriction of Hazardous Substances is managed by Directorate-General for Environment.
Low voltage directive 2014/35/EU provides common broad objectives for safety regulation, The directive does not supply any specific technical standards that must be met, instead relying on IEC technical standards to guide designers to produce safe products. Products that conform to the general principles of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant particular safety standards are marked with the CE marking to indicate compliance and acceptance throughout the EU.
EMC ensures the correct operation, in the same electromagnetic environment, of different equipment items which use or respond to electromagnetic phenomena, and the avoidance of any interference effects. Conformity can be verified by the appropriate IEC standard.
The WEEE Directive set collection, recycling and recovery targets for all types of electrical goods. The directive imposes the responsibility for the disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment on the manufacturers or distributors of such equipment. The directive saw the formation of national “producer compliance schemes”, into which manufacturers and distributors paid an annual fee for the collection and recycling of associated waste electronics from the household waste recycling center.
The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive 2011/65/EU, short for Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. This directive restricts (with exceptions) the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment.