Is there a SEMI Standard for CE Marking that describes CE compliance?
SEMI Standards does not cover CE Marking. The CE Marking was mandated under the European Union Directives. European Union Directives On January 1, 1995 a set of European Union (EU) Directives came into effect requiring the “CE” mark on a wide range of products entering European Union member states. The term “European Union” refers to the European Community, EC, or the Common Market. The change to European Union is a result of the Maastricht Treaty. The intent of the EU directives is to eliminate non-tariff barriers to trade and to assure that products flowing throughout the EU comply with general safety and environmental norms. An EU Directive sets a norm. Member states are under legal obligation to implement the Directives. SEMI has been following European Directives that impact SEMI Members and Business Affiliates. The primary European Directives requiring CE marking that we have been following are: Three Major Directives: • Machinery Directive • Electromagnetic Compatibility Directi