Wednesday August 27, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM CDT
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Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago 
320 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60612-2470

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Laura Flamm 
Director, Illinois SBDC International Trade Center


CE Marking Workshop
Learn the Step-by-Step Process for Complying with Europe's CE Mark



The Illinois SBDC International Trade Center at the Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago (ICNC) is pleased to partner with the Center for International Regulatory Assistance (CITRA) at Duquesne University to present this day-long workshop at ICNC. Facilitated by CITRA experts and the Illinois SBDC International Trade Center at ICNC, the workshop will cover:

  • What the CE mark is and its role in selling your products in Europe
  • Why and how to perform a CE product risk assessment
  • How to identify EU standards that apply to your products
  • Documentation your company needs to comply with CE
  • Creating a product technical file
  • Testing requirements and strategies for reducing testing costs
  • When, why and how to select a notified body or authorized representative
  • How ISO 9000 applies to CE
  • New developments in the CE system including ROHS

Participants will have the opportunity to formulate a step-by-step strategy for CE marking their products.

Course Fee: $35 for Illinois small business exporters (company must be based in Illinois, have less than 500 employees and justify course sponsorship at registration; training grant funds thanks to the Illinois Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity); $600 for other participants

Limited space available. Don't miss this unique opportunity to get expert counseling on the CE marking process for your products!


Trainer: Gonzalo Manchego, Manager of International Standards and Technical Regulations 

Center for Regulatory Assistance (CITRA) – Duquesne University

The Center for International Regulatory Assistance (CITRA) offers assistance, products and services for CE marking, a mandatory European certification system for products sold to and within Europe.

Since its initiation in 1999, CITRA has assisted thousands of companies with their CE marking efforts, received numerous accolades from the international business community, received a national award, and has gained a national reputation for offering clear and concise assistance.

CITRA products and services include consulting, public and private training seminars, guidance publications and software. Specifically, our products and services offer solutions for European “New Approach” directives, European product standards, conformity assessment options, documentation readiness and preparation, and product testing, laboratory and notified body selection.