Who's going to enforce the requirement for CE Marking?
Each member state of the European Union (EU) is bound by the General Product Safety Directive to adopt laws, regulations and administrative provisions to ensure that products placed on the market are safe. Each country has its own way of handling enforcement.
Many have added staffs specifically to conduct spot checks against implemented directives and respond to complaints. Countries have also set in place a combination of Return-to-Origin procedures, financial penalties, etc.
EU legislations make EU importers liable for the products they import, including the machinery they provide to their employees for work. Many non-EU exporters are finding that no matter how interested a prospective EU importer may be in the product, the importer will NOT risk importing non-conforming products (i.e. the products without CE Marking) which, in case of accident, may generate legal action against them.