Importers and dealers

What obligations to importers and dealers have?

The German Equipment and Product Safety Act (Geräte- und Produktsicherheitsgesetz, abbreviated as “GPSG”) and the EC single market directives specify obligations to be fulfilled by importers and dealers in order to ensure that only safe products are placed on the market. These obligations range from checking to ensure documents are complete through to full responsibility for safety
(Responsibility of dealers in and importers of goods bearing a CE mark).

What is the meaning of the CE mark and which products is it required for?

By applying a CE mark to a product, the manufacturer declares that the product complies with the requirements of all of the EC directives relevant to said product. The CE mark may only be applied to products for which it is required by an EC directive.
More information on CE marking

What certification marks does DGUV Test award?

Manufacturers whose products have passed safety testing can be awarded a DGUV Test certification mark, providing a quickly recognisable sign that the manufacturer cares about safety. The DGUV Test testing and certification bodies award both the GS mark and the DGUV Test mark.
More information on our certification marks

How can I find out whether a certification mark or a certificate is valid?

Our certificate database shows all of the DGUV Test-tested products that have a valid certificate. It provides a simple way of checking whether a product's certification mark is valid. Alternatively, you can contact us (DGUV Test secretariat).
Please bear in mind that we can only give information about certificates issued by DGUV Test. For information concerning other certificates or certification marks, please contact the relevant testing and certification body.
More information on certificate searches


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