Economic actors are sometimes surprised by the amount of technical documentation required for their products since there are already similar or identical products on the market. This is especially common for importers who intend to rebrand products under their own trademark. The original manufacturer sometimes assures the importers that other importers have already done the same for the product, and it must already be compliant. 

This effectively displays that too much focus is placed on the “actual” compliance of the product, but disregards the entire technical documentation section of the CE marking process that is meant to prove said compliance.