CE 0051 certification: a passport to the European market

To be able to circulate in Europe, industrial products must conform with the minimum requirements, in particular safety requirements, defined by specific EU directives and regulations.

In certain fields, conformity assessment can be carried out directly by the manufacturer (or its authorised representative if the manufacturer is not resident in an EU member state), but it is often mandatory for it to be carried out by a state-authorised body notified to the authorities of the other EU member states, such as IMQ.

The latter applies to the more complex products covered by the following directives:

In this context, IMQ issues CE 0051 certification (the number identifies IMQ as a notified body appointed to undertake conformity assessment), which certifies that products comply with safety requirements and that the conformity assessment has been carried out by a third-party notified body, as required by EU legislation.


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