What is a Certificate of Compliance?

Certificate of Compliance is a document which certifies that the goods or services supplied meet the required standards. The document is a way of ensuring that consumers in the importing countries are protected against harmful or sub-standard products.

Arriving goods which do not meet the standards, as specified by the importing country may not be allowed in. In some cases, the transported goods are confiscated.

This document is also known as the Certificate of Conformity and Certificate of Conformance.

If a product bears the CE Mark, it means that it has been tested and found to meet the requirements of the relevant European Standards. The European Union Member States and European Economic Area Countries have made CE Consultant Mark compliance a legal obligation. Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom are among the countries that fall into this category.