As you know, Glass for Europe is a strong supporter of an effective single market for construction products. Subsequently Glass for Europe has always advocated in favour of the construction products directive and, its successor, the construction products regulation. It is with the same spirit that Glass for Europe recently answered to the public consultation on “EU rules for products used in the construction of buildings and infrastructure works”, which was opened by the European Commission in January 2018 to assess options to revise the Construction Products Regulation.
The consultation aims at understanding if the need to modify the current EU rules on construction products exists among stakeholders. If this is the case, the outcome of the consultation will be used to inform the Commission’s decision on a new legislative proposal and its impact assessment. In its response to the online questionnaire, Glass for Europe reiterates its strong support to the Construction Products Regulation and advocates for its minor revision. To Glass for Europe, the instrument only needs improved implementation and enforcement, which could be eased by a revision targeting four objectives:
- To avoid red tape by removing the obligation to duplicate all DoP information on the CE label.
- To improve the procedure of citation of harmonised standards in the Official Journal of the European Union.
- To ensure that the control of the hENs by the EC occurs during the proofing phase and not after publication.
- To clarify the rules for setting or modifying new classes and thresholds and for simplifying the procedure
The full answer to the consultation can be reached via this link.
Glass for Europes calls for keeping a robust #Construction Products Regulation and advocates for its minor revision to ensure improved implementation, enforcement and #simplification. #CPR #SingleMarket #standardshttps://t.co/jNZuHOMqQm pic.twitter.com/S4aIfDZC7s
— Glass for Europe (@GlassForEurope) 29 March 2018