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CE stands for Communauté Européenne (although it is sometimes taken to stand for Conformité Européenne). CE marking signifies that a product complies with relevant safety, health or environmental regulations across the European Economic Area (EEA). The EEA consists of the member states of the EU and the European Free Trade Association countries; Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
CE marking of construction products was first introduced in the Construction Products Directive (CPD) in 1988. The Construction Products Regulations (CPR) made it mandatory for certain products in 2011 and 2013, and from 1 July 2014, made CE marking mandatory for structural steelwork and aluminium.
This is not the same as the Kitemark, which indicates that a product has been independently tested by BSI (the British Standards Institute) to confirm that it complies with the relevant British Standard, and have licensed the product manufacturer to use the Kitemark.
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