Kiwa designated Notified Body for CE Marking
In 1993, the European Union launched the CE Marking scheme: a European standard for products meeting the legal requirements of all member states of the European Community.
EU member states are responsible for the product investigation for CE Marking; the Dutch government designated Kiwa as a Notified Body: the agency in charge of carrying out certain duties in relation to CE Marking. The first construction products with CE Marking appeared on the market by the end of 1997.
What does CE Marking entail?
The requirements for CE Marking, which is based on the legal requirements of the EU, are generally less stringent than those for voluntary quality marks such as KOMO and Kiwa. CE Marking relates to six essential requirements:
- Mechanical resistance and stability
- Safety in case of fire
- Safety in use
- Protection against noise
- Energy economy and heat retention
- Hygiene, health and the environment