EU RoHS Declaration vs. CE Mark

Question: If a product has a Conformité Européenne (CE) Certification, does the manufacturer also need to prepare a separate Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive certificate or declaration documentation?

Answer: A CE marking certifies the product meets all requirements of the respective CE marking law (e.g. Radio Equipment Directive, Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive, Low Voltage Directive, RoHS Directive, etc.). A declaration of conformity (DOC) is required for all products in scope of CE marking laws and must include the harmonized standards used to meet the requirements of the respective laws. The only harmonized standard for the RoHS Directive is EN 63000 (IEC 63000).

Companies should also verify that the on-product CE marking is up-to-date and covers the expanded list of currently restricted RoHS substances, not only the original six. For more information, refer to Assent’s Supplier Help Center article on RoHS Declaration Acceptance Criteria.


Article is current as of 2020-01-10.

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