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CE Marking is the symbol  as shown on the top of this page. The letters "CE" are the abbreviation of French phrase "Conformité Européene" which literally means "European Conformity". The term initially used was "EC Mark" and it was officially replaced by "CE Marking" in the Directive 93/68/EEC in 1993. "CE Marking" is now used in all EU official documents.

"CE Mark" is also in use, but it is NOT the official term. For instance, in the Directive 2007/47/ec, of 5 September 2007, amending the directives 90/385/eec, 93/42/eec & 98/8/ec, the term CE Marking appears 9 times whereas CE Mark appears nowhere in the entire 35-page document.

1. CE Marking on a product is a manufacturer's declaration that the product complies with the essential requirements of the relevant European health, safety and environmental protection legislation, in practice by many of the so-called Product Directives.*

*Product Directives contains the "essential requirements" and/or "performance levels" and "Harmonized Standards" to which the products must conform. Harmonized Standards are the technical specifications (European Standards or Harmonization Documents) which are established by several European standards agencies (CEN, CENELEC, etc).

CEN stands for European Committee for Standardization.

CENELEC stands for European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization.

2. CE Marking on a product indicates to governmental officials that the product may be legally placed on the market in their country.

3. CE Marking on a product ensures the free movement of the product within the EFTA & European Union (EU) single market (total 28 countries), and

4. CE Marking on a product permits the withdrawal of the non-conforming products by customs and enforcement/vigilance authorities.

Along with more directives' becoming effective, more and more products are required to bear the CE Marking for gaining access to the EFTA & European Union market. The marking is mandatory for products sold not only within the 28 countries of the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom) but more generally within all countries of the European Economic Area (EEA) which also includes the 4 countries of the European Free Trade Area (EFTA: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, including Switzerland although it is not a member of the EEA), as well as within Turkey (as a result of the non-agricultural European Union-Turkey Customs Union). It is still not required within the countries members of the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA), although some of them (Macedonia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro) are official candidates for membership to the European Union, and are already adopting many of its standards within their legislation (like the most of the former Central European countries that were members of CEFTA before joining the EU).

In some other European countries, the marking is not mandatory, but it is almost always present (and in fact requested by customers that look for it) due to the proximity of markets and the existence of bilateral trade agreements or to the fact that a large part of the products are sold there for export to customers living in a country in the EES, or are imported from these countries (Monaco, Andorra, San Marino, Vatican, Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man) : for some classes of products, these countries may also have adopted the same standards, which can also be recognized by the CE marking. In these European countries the CE marking and the associated standards is protected (the manufacturers are declaring their conformance to a minimum list of standards). As many of the European standards are converging with international standards, the CE marking will be often present on products manufactured and sold outside of Europe (notably in Asia that exports lots of manufactured products to Europe).

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A breakdown of the Buffalo Bills' 2017 draft class and its progress after two weeks of training camp:

Tre'Davious White, CB, first round (No. 27 overall): White has spent training camp exclusively with the first-team defense and has not looked out of place. After the Bills traded Ronald Darby to the Philadelphia Eagles last week, Connor Barwin JerseysWhite is locked in as the team's top cornerback, with a competition at the other spot. White has shown impressive instincts and ball skills for a rookie.

Zay Jones, WR, second round (No. 37): The Bills' unexpected trade of Sammy Watkins last week benefits Jones, who has taken a large chunk of the first-team reps since the deal. With newcomer Jordan Matthews sidelined with a fractured sternum, Jones has frequently lined up with veteran Anquan Boldin as the top receiver pairing. Andre Holmes has also worked into that mix.

Dion Dawkins, OT, second round (No. 63): Dawkins has practiced mostly with the second team at right tackle, although he and second-team right guard Vladimir Ducasse have received first-team reps at times. Darren Sproles Jerseys"I like part of what I see," coach Sean McDermott said Sunday of Dawkins. "The rest of it is him getting used to playing in the NFL." Although Dawkins taking starting right tackle Jordan Mills' job does not appear imminent, Dawkins could eventually see time at left tackle if Cordy Glenn's foot injury does not improve. Seantrel Henderson has taken first-team left tackle reps but is suspended for the first five games.

Matt Milano, LB, fifth round (No. 163): It has been a low key camp for Milano, whose reps have mostly come with the second-team defense. He was not a part of any of the Bills' top special-teams units in last Thursday's preseason opener, Jordan Matthews Jerseyswhich is not the most encouraging sign for a rookie who will have to make his mark in that phase of the game.

Nathan Peterman, QB, fifth round (No. 171): Peterman began camp as the No. 3 quarterback and struggled at times, but leading the Bills on a 13-play, 79-yard touchdown drive helped propel him into the No. 2 role this week in practice. Fletcher Cox JerseysPeterman is now taking the majority of second-team reps instead of veteran T.J. Yates. "Really just trying to get him more reps," McDermott said Sunday of Peterman. "You know, T.J.'s been in the system for a while, so he knows the system well and, Brian Dawkins Jerseysreally, it's just taking a look at Nate and giving him a chance to develop, really, with added reps."