Why do you need the EU certificate
For businessmen from CIS countries, who are interested in export of their products abroad, product certification for compliance with international standards is required. If you intend to trade in the Eurozone countries, the EU Certificate is a document that will allow you to express yourself as a competitive player on the market of goods and services in Europe.
Moreover, the EU marking is highly valued worldwide, and even outside of Europe, its standards of quality and safety serve as a reference point and model for many other countries. EU certification is mandatory for certain products, but there are also groups of goods which are not subject to mandatory certification and the procedure may be carried out at the discretion of the exporter.
The vast majority of businessmen still prefer to have a certificate of conformity to EU standards for their products, for the following reasons:
- Europeans are very demanding about the quality of products and EU mark allows them to be confident in the selected product;
- Europeans are concerned about their health and environment, and EU mark will automatically guarantee them environmental safety and compliance;
- the presence of EU mark on the product provides more credibility to the manufacturer and the brand as a whole; the manufacturer looks more competitive, authoritative and serious;
- the certificate of conformity guarantees trouble-free movement of goods across the Eurozone, without any customs and legal sanctions.
UN Directives (United Europe) are tailored taking into account the specific character of each product group separately. Despite the fact that quality standards in each of the participating countries of the EU are different and have individual characteristics, there is a consistent harmonized system of directives in the EU, which serve as basic criteria for admission of foreign goods to be imported. They set minimum requirements for quality characteristics of the product, and the national legislation of each country in particular specifies conditions of production, sale, disposal of goods, etc.
Certification of products in the EU takes place in several steps:
- products are identified and the framework of European directives is defined where the research will be implemented;
- a manufacturing record of the investigational product is formed;
- preliminary check-out of the goods is carried out in respect of the requirements set up thereto;
- the content of the Declaration of conformity is drawn up;
- documents for laboratory tests in a notified body are prepared;
- a technical file is created (as a supplement to the application for certification) upon completion of the product analysis.
The process of European certification includes organizing a number of related procedures, which you can find out more about by applying for free consultation to a representative of MARR