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A Guide to EU Standards and Conformity Assessment

Published

Author(s)

H Delaney, R van de Zande

Abstract

This guide is an easy-to-use introductory reference for industry and government officials on the general principles and concepts behind the European Union's (EU) New Approach laws and directives. It is designed to help business and government officials understand its new laws, the EU's standardization process, and the relationship between the European Commission and the European standardization bodies in the European union. It also provides information on the EU's approach to conformity assessment and requirements for obtaining CE mark to gain access to the European Market. The guide offers explanations of such concepts and requirements as: notified bodies, conformity assessment modules, supplier's declaration of conformity, technical construction files, user manuals, authorized representatives, and product liability in the European Union.
Citation
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 951
Report Number
951

Keywords

CEN, CENELEC, conformity assessment, ETSI, modules, New Approach, notified bodies, product liability, standards

Citation

Delaney, H. and Van, R. (2000), A Guide to EU Standards and Conformity Assessment, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.SP.951 (Accessed February 21, 2024)
Created May 1, 2000, Updated April 22, 2019