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Product compliance and CE marking

In this video, Michael Loerzer as one of our experts at GLOBALNORM, previews key topics in the reference publication Produktkonformität und CE-Kennzeichung / Product Compliance and CE Marking.


Publications on product compliance and standards

NEW: Practical handbook product compliance management

By Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Michael Loerzer

Product Compliance Management

Practical handbook for determining, implementing and complying with product compliance

The term "product compliance" is becoming increasingly important for manufacturers in the production industry. Every company that manufactures or imports products and makes them available on the market for the first time in the respective global sales regions is affected by the topic. This is because every company is responsible for ensuring that its product – be it a toy, a household appliance with an integrated WLAN module, or a food packaging machine - complies with all applicable regulatory and legal requirements.

The "Product Compliance Management" practical handbook provides fundamental knowledge for identifying, implementing and sustainably complying with the diverse requirements for product conformity.

With this reference book, product and quality managers, project and development managers, as well as approval experts acquire the necessary expertise for the legally compliant marketing of products and gain security on many levels in order to avoid cases of damage.

Published: 2022-08
1st edition, 220 pages, A5, paperback
ISBN 978-3-85402-372-2

ISBN (E-Book) ISBN 978-3-85402-373-9

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NEW EDITION: Practical handbook – Konformitätsverantwortung

By Michael Loerzer and Mario Schacht

Konformitätsverantwortung – CE-Kennzeichnung im Produktentstehungsprozess

Being RESPONSIBLE FOR Compliance –
THE CE Mark in the product development process

Recognize legal obligations, assume responsibility and avoid liability risks!

The CE mark is a measure to ensure safety and confidence in the products placed on the market in the European area. Anyone who affixes this mark declares that their product complies with the applicable directives. In order for the CE marking process to be carried out professionally, it must meet certain requirements. Which steps have to be taken when, and which roles there are in the CE marking in the product development process, are the contents of this useful Beuth Praxis volume. "Conformity Responsibility" includes, among other things: 

Information on the responsibilities of various company departments

  • numerous illustrative case studies
  • overview of the currently valid guidelines

The book is a practical "all-rounder" on the subject of CE marking and provides support for successful and correct marking. It is suitable as training material and as a working aid in quality management.

The book is aimed at all companies whose products have to meet the conformity requirements in directives or who sell products that require proof of conformity.

Published: 2022-05
2nd edition, 164 pages, A5, paperback
ISBN 978-3-410-30294-0
ISBN (E-Book) 978-3-410-30295-7

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Practical Handbook „Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU”

By Volker Bartsch and Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Michael Loerzer

Funkanlagenrichtlinie 2014/53/EU

Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EC

Requirements and Application

The Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU regulates the placing on the market as well as the conformity assessment of radio equipment. The new work by our radio expert Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Michael Loerzer provides an outstanding overview of the international and European regulations of radio equipment and answers the crucial questions about specific requirements and their application.

Also discussed are the various aspects of the CE labelling requirements as well as the responsibilities of national legislation. For economic operators, the directive is especially of interest because it embraces the aspects of national distinctions regarding the allocation and application.

The book is topped off with the approval requirements of radio equipment in third countries so that this practical book offers concrete assistance in market access through the wide variety of applications of radio systems in many industrial sectors.

Published: 2020-12
1st edition, 312 pages, A5, paperback
ISBN 978-3-410-25064-7
ISBN (e-book) 978-3-410-25065-4

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Guideline – Rechtskonformes Inverkehrbringen von Produkten

By Michael Loerzer, Peter Buck and Andreas Schwabedissen

Rechtskonformes Inverkehrbringen von Produkten – In 10 Schritten zur Konformitätserklärung

Legally Compliant Placing OF Products on the Market –
A declaration of conformity in 10 steps

Help, I want to market a product!  What do I have to be mindful of?

This guideline describes in ten steps the process of preparing declarations of conformity.  Legal obligations that must be observed when placing products on the market are explained in easy to understand language and illustrated using selected case studies.  This hands-on introduction to the subject requires absolutely no legal background.

It answers the most frequently asked questions in regard to placing products on markets:

  • How do I locate harmonization legislation?
  • How should harmonization legislation be interpreted?
  • What about the New Approach in terms of CE marking?
  • Can several harmonized legal provisions apply to one product?
  • What significance and benefit do Standards have?
  • What is Product Compliance Management?
  • What requirements apply to technical documentation and user manuals?
  • What is meant by conformity assessment and presumption of conformity?
  • What legal requirements apply in non-EU countries?

The guideline Rechtskonformes Inverkehrbringen von Produkten / Legally compliant placing of products on the market is intended for employees in R&D, construction, product marketing, purchasing, for CE Managers and Standards agencies, as well as for students and new entrants to the workforce who need or want to come to terms with CE marking issues.

Published on: 2017-03
2nd edition, 268 pages, A5, paperback
ISBN 978-3-410-26256-5
ISBN (e-book) 978-3-410-26257-2

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Practical handbook – Konformitätserklärungen nach DIN EN ISO/IEC 17050-1

By Michael Loerzer, Ralf Stöwe and Andreas Ritschel

Konformitätserklärungen nach DIN EN ISO/IEC 17050-1 – Erstellen und Bewerten

Declarations of Conformity under DIN EN ISO/IEC 17050-1 – Preparation and assessment

What does a legally compliant EU Declaration of Conformity look like?

The Declaration of Conformity is an important document, which is used by market surveillance authorities to assess whether a product can be placed on the market in compliance with the respective legislation.

Declarations of Conformity play a defining role in both the manufacturing process and when placing products on the market.  However, it is not always clear to employees along which criteria they are to proceed when preparing a declaration of conformity for their company. 

These criteria are set out clearly in Konformitätserklärungen nach DIN EN ISO/IEC 17050-1 / Declarations of Conformity under DIN EN ISO/IEC 17050-1.  It describes their relationship to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17050-1 as well as current EU Directives and provides assistance to the reader for a professional preparation and assessment of conformity declarations.

Content includes:

  • Terminology
  • New Regulation (EC) 765/2008
  • EU Directives on the New Approach (Access Guides)
  • Rules of application for harmonized standards
  • EC Declaration of Conformity – sample forms and templates as per DIN EN ISO/IEC 17050-1 

"Starting with the concept of a Standard, the authors competently explain step by step how to prepare Declarations of Conformity within the context of EU legislation on CE marking [...]. The explanations are clear and easy to understand, illustrative case studies as well as sample forms simplify a correct implementation.“ 

Published on: 2011-12
1st edition, 138 pages, A5, paperback
ISBN 978-3-410-21190-7
ISBN (e-book) 978-3-410-21191-4

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Reference book – RoHS-Richtlinie 2011/65/EU

By Carsten Ebeling and Michael Loerzer

RoHS-Richtlinie 2011/65/EU – Rechtsgrundlagen uND Anforderungen in der Lieferkette

RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU – Legal FRAMEWORK and Supply Chain requirements

Restriction of Hazardous Substances

The RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU is part of a set of increasingly complex legislation regulating chemical substances, which manufacturers, importers, authorized representatives and distributors have to comply with.  For the economic operators concerned, this amounts to having to allocate sections of their already limited resources to complying with legal requirements regarding materials.  This Environmental Compliance requires companies in their role as economic operator, to be more vigilant in ensuring all legislated obligations are met by their supply chain as well as in their management of suppliers.  Many companies are finding that having access to information early on regarding the requirements they have to fulfil is imperative.  Not least due to the sensitive nature of compliance in the context of mitigating the risks for which executive management is liable as well as to avoid regulatory sanctions or needless fees and charges because of delayed market entry.

The RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU on the restricted use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment and devices came into force on January 3, 2013 and succeeded the RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC.  The RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU places new obligations on manufacturers, importers, authorized representatives and distributors that are described in detail in this book.

The book focuses on

  • new device / equipment categories,
  • transitional periods, and
  • supply chain requirements,

all of which are particularly challenging to economic operators.

As a reference text, this book provides a practical overview of all of these and explains the central concepts and terminology of the Directive, as well as its legislative force in Germany (ElektroStoffV).

The book is aimed at CE Mark Coordinators as well as staff in charge of product quality management, compliance, purchase, construction, sales or marketing.

Published on: 2017-11
1st edition, 220 pages, A5, paperback
ISBN 978-3-410-26781-2
ISBN (e-book) 978-3-410-26782-9

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Practical handbook – EMV und Niederspannungsrichtlinie 2014/30/EU und 2014/35/EU

By Carsten Ebeling and Michael Loerzer

EMV und Niederspannungsrichtlinie 2014/30/EU und 2014/35/EU – Sicherheitsanforderungen für den Maschinenbau

EMC Directive 2014/30/EU aNd Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU – mechanical engineering Safety requirements

Helpful advice on practical implementation company-wide

This practical handbook on the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMCD) 2014/30/EU and the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2014/35/EU offers a detailed overview of legislated regulations currently in force in the European Union, and provides useful advice on their practical implementation from a business perspective.

It also defines the boundaries and degree of overlap to vertical (product-specific) EU harmonization legislation, such as the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU and the Machinery Directive (MD) 2006/42/EC.

Significance of the EMC Directive 2014/30/EU and the Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU

The EMC Directive 2014/30/EU and the Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU are among the most important product regulation provisions within the European Union.  Manufacturers, importers, authorized representatives as well as distributors of electrical and electronic products need to know these guidelines.

In recent years, consulting and research enquiries regarding global regulations on EMC and safety have risen drastically.  Many companies are finding that having early access to information regarding the requirements they have to fulfil as well as mandatory authorizations is essential.  Not least due to the sensitive nature of compliance in the context of mitigating the risks for which management is liable as well as to avoid needless fees and charges because of delayed market entry, contractual penalties or regulatory sanctions.

Differences between consumer products and work tools

Yet there are major differences between traditional consumer products such as household appliances and IT devices, and work tools such as machinery and mechanized equipment.  Which is where this book comes in.  The authors Carsten Ebeling and Michael Loerzer compare the most important European regulations on CE marking (the Low Voltage, EMC and Machinery Directives) with non-European regulations of the most active import-export regions.

Topics include:

  • Electronic and electrical product requirements
  • CE marking and acceptance on the global market – fundamental differences
  • EMC requirements in the EEA
  • Safety requirements in the European Union
  • Procedure for the recognition of test findings on the global market using trade agreements
  • Global EMC requirements
  • Global safety requirements of electrotechnical commodities  

Published on: 2017-01
2nd edition, 256 pages, A5, paperback
ISBN 978-3-410-25227-6
ISBN (e-book) 978-3-410-25228-3

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Other reference books



M. Loerzer and selected authors
Loose-leaf collection with regular updates, Forum Verlag Herkert GmbH, 2017
ISBN/ISSN: 978-3-86586-913-5

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