On 20 June, the European Commission launched the public consultation “Evaluation and possible revision of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR)” to collect input on the future of this regulation. This phase of the legislative process is also know as “Inception Impact Assessment” and aims to inform stakeholders about the Commission’s work and allows to provide feedback and participate in consultation activities.
Glass for Europe opposes a repeal of the Construction Products Regulation and its replacement by a Mutual Recognition Scheme. In its answer, which is in line with the position of a large group of construction products manufacturers, the flat glass industry highlighted the need to improve the Regulation in very specific areas and that a limited CPR revision is the right way to tackle current inefficiencies.
Glass for Europe called for:
- Revision of article 9.2 to allow for a lighter CE label that does not duplicate the information already contained in the DoP
- Improvement to the procedure of citation of harmonised standards in the Official Journal of the European Union.
- Clarification/simplified procedure for setting or modifying new classes and thresholds
Read Glass for Europe’s position paper on the Construction Product Regulation review