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06:46 Mar 8, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
French term or phrase: CE
This mark is found on European products to indicate compliance with standards. (1) What does this acronym exactly stand for? (2) Is this a "mark", "sign", or something else?Jacek Krankowski
Jacek Krankowski
English translation:European Commission
Explanation:
Please open the site below which is quite helpful on the CE mark
http://www.nsai.ie/cemark.htm
Regards,
Paola L M
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CLS Lexi-tech
Local time: 08:26
Grading comment
Many thanks to you and to everyone else for all the information!

Jacek
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Summary of answers provided
naCE "does not stand for any particular words at all."
CLS Lexi-tech
naConformité Européenne
Mats Wiman
naEuropean Commission
CLS Lexi-tech
naCommunauté Européenne
Justice Olsson


  

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11 mins
Communauté Européenne


Explanation:
It means "European Community" and indicates that the product in question has been manufactured in the European Community or complies with its standards, as the case may be.

Justice Olsson
France
Local time: 14:26
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 8

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17 mins
European Commission


Explanation:
Please open the site below which is quite helpful on the CE mark
http://www.nsai.ie/cemark.htm
Regards,
Paola L M


CLS Lexi-tech
Local time: 08:26
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 162
Grading comment
Many thanks to you and to everyone else for all the information!

Jacek

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22 mins
Conformité Européenne


Explanation:
CE-marking is shown on product that conform with regulations stipulated within the European Union for m a n u f a c t u r i n g a certain product.
This does not indicate that the product has a certain quality, nor has it been tested.


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Mats Wiman
Sweden
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PRO pts in pair: 133

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CLS Lexi-tech

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1 day 8 hrs
CE "does not stand for any particular words at all."


Explanation:
The European Commission has supported its programme of Directives for the elimination of technical barriers to trade with a selection of harmonized conformity modules and with the use of a harmonized European mark, CE marking.

We have often been asked what ‘CE’ stands for. The European Commission has confirmed that CE does not stand for ‘Conformité Européenne’. It has been said that it represented European Community in Latin or in French, but that is not correct either. In fact it does not stand for any particular words at all.

CE marking does not indicate conformity to a standard, but rather indicates conformity to the legal requirements of EU Directives. Many of the EU Directives require manufacturers to have a Certified Quality system to ISO 9000 in operation and to use the assistance of a Notified Body in order that the manufacturer can legitimately apply the CE marking to their product.



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