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CITRA: Center for International Regulatory Assistance

CITRA, the Center for International Regulatory Assistance, was founded in 2002 and has assisted over 1000 companies to comply with EU regulations, like the CE marking system. CE marking is a mandatory European product marking and certification system. CITRA experts have also trained a number of federal and state trade specialists all over the U.S and their clients range from small companies to large, multinational conglomerates. It is a nonprofit service organization based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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CE 123.

A Guide to Understanding European Technical Regulations & CE Marking

CE 123. provides a practical and systematic review of the CE marking system. This multi-layered training manual begins each chapter with layer one, the fundamentals of each step of the CE Marking system. The second layer will provide you with in-depth information on each of the elements of the CE marking system to assist you with making your product conformity decisions.

Low Voltage Directive Handbook

Low Voltage Equipment Directive (73/23/EEC)

CE marking is mandatory for electronic and electrical products since these products are covered by the Low Voltage Directive (73/23/EEC). Manufacturers will find in our handbook the complete information they need to CE mark their products. The LV Handbook provides manufacturers with a single point of reference for understanding and complying with the LV Directive. This useful handbook contains the full official text of the LV Directive, interpretive guidance documents, references to the mandated harmonized standards, and a complete list of available competent and notified bodies. A "must have" and easy to use reference.

Machinery Directive Handbook

CE Marking for Machinery Directive (98/37/EC)

The Machinery Directive (98/37/EC) is one of the most important European directives for manufacturers of industrial equipment. The Machinery Directive allows most of the manufacturers to self-certify their products. Our Machinery Directive handbook facilitates the CE marking of industrial equipment by acting as a single point of reference for understanding and complying with the Machinery Directive. This useful handbook contains the full official text of the Machinery Directive, interpretive guidance documents, a full list of existing European harmonized standards applicable to the machinery directive, and a complete list of available notified bodies and testing labs. A "must have" and easy to use reference.


As the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) empowers its members and constituents to strengthen the U.S. marketplace position in the global economy while helping to assure the safety and health of consumers and the protection of the environment.