Construction Products Regulation: Orgalim views on shaping a Regulation on Construction Products that strengthens the Internal Market

Published: 14 May 2019

Policies & Issues: Internal Market - Product Safety Legislation

In 2018 the European Commission conducted a back-to-back evaluation and impact assessment of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR). Although it is obvious that there are numerous implementation issues, Orgalim is not in favour of a legislative change of the Regulation. With the upcoming European elections and the end of this Commission’s mandate approaching, it will be up to the new Commission to decide on the best way forward for the construction products sector. In this position paper, we have presented clear and precise arguments for why we believe that drafting a set of guidelines for the interpretation of the CPR will be the best solution for the problems encountered today. 

Orgalim - Europe’s Technology Industries – represents among its membership a heterogeneous variety of small and micro-industries that manufacture structural metal products, metal structures and parts of structures, metal building and construction products in general. The construction industry plays an important role in the implementation of the circular economy package and environmental sustainability. However, to maintain their innovative and competitive potential, these businesses need to rely on a clear and harmonised legal framework which defines common rules for all economic operators throughout the EU while maintaining regulatory stability and predictability.

Authors

Piccinni
Eleonora Piccinni
Manager - Technical Regulation
Le Goff-Jedrzejowicz
Helena Le Goff-Jedrzejowicz
Adviser - Internal Market

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