2. It’s the law
- All EEA states have to implement the rules. They are not allowed to add to or remove from them.
- Manufacturers and suppliers have to obey the rules set out in the various directives even in their home state to ensure the single market. It could create unfair competition if manufacturers selling into their home state had to abide by less stringent rules.
- CE marking exists as part of the criminal code, meaning it is not possible for the manufacturer of a product to shift responsibility to anyone else.
- If a directive applies to your product, then you must comply with it.