The letters "CE" are the abbreviation of French phrase "Conformité Européene" which literally means "European Conformity".
CE Marking on a product is a manufacturer's declaration that the product complies with the essential requirements of the relevant European health, safety and environmental protection legislation, in practice by many of the so-called Product Directives.
Often the CE marking is described as a trade passport or a symbol of free marketability in the European Economic Area - 28 member states of the EU plus EFTA countries Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein plus Switzerland and Turkey.
What is ETA
In 2014 ArchiLine Ltd. became the first company among the countries of CIS to receive European Technical Assessment ETA 14/0367
. This document is developed and adopted by European Organisation for Technical Assessment based in Brussels (Belgium).
The European Technical Assessment
(ETA) is a document providing information about the performance of a construction product, to be declared in relation to its essential characteristics
. It is developed by the European Organisation for Technical Assessment
(EOTA) for cases where a product is not fully covered by harmonized European standards. The document contains:
· a general description of the construction product;
· the list of essential characteristics agreed between the manufacturer and EOTA;
· the methods and criteria for assessing the performance of the product in relation to these essential characteristics;
· principles for factory production control to be applied.
The ETA provides a way for the manufacturer to CE-mark a product.