If an end user imports a product directly from a country outside the EEA for his own use only, does the product require a CE Mark?

Latest thinking from the enforcement authorities is that the end user takes the product into service, therefore no assessment, Declaration of Conformity, or CE Mark is required. The product has not been supplied within the EEA. However the end user may have to take action if interference is caused and it is shown that the product does not comply with the protection requirements of the directive.