The European Union single market offers access to more than 500 million consumers and 21 million small and medium-sized enterprises spread over 28 jurisdictions. Once a product is placed on the market of a Member State, it can move freely within the EU, without the need for additional registration or border checks. This attractive access to the EU market is often conditioned on one step: CE marking.
This edition of “Five Minutes On…” explains what the CE mark signifies, how it is utilized, what products are subject to the CE marking requirement, and the obligations imposed on manufacturers, importers and distributors.
Five Minutes On... is a series designed for companies doing business across borders, providing counsel an overview of a complex topic in a format that allows rapid assimilation. Past editions of the series include:
- Five Minutes On… European Trade Marks
- Five Minutes On… The Current EU Rules on Distribution
- Five Minutes On… EU Export Controls
- Five Minutes On… Anti-Bribery and Corruption Laws in Europe
- Five Minutes On… EU Merger Control
Future editions will cover other topics, from a variety of fields, that are making the headlines across the EU. If you would like to receive future Five Minutes On... mailings, please click here and select “Doing Business in the European Union.