Review of the Construction Products Regulation | Inception Impact Assessment | Consultation period 17 June 2020 - 19 August 2020


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TITLE OF THE INITIATIVE: Review of the Construction Products Regulation

LEAD DG (RESPONSIBLE UNIT): Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (Unit C1 – Circular Economy and Construction)

LIKELY TYPE OF INITIATIVE: Legislative

INDICATIVE PLANNING: Q3 2021

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION https://ec.europa.eu/growth/sectors/construction/product-regulation/review_en


Context - The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) was adopted in 2011 and applies in full since mid-2013. The main objective of the CPR is to ensure the free movement of construction products in the EU by laying down harmonised conditions for their marketing. The CPR does not set product requirements for construction products but harmonised rules on how to express their performance in relation to their essential characteristics and on the use of CE marking on those products. The Member States are responsible for safety, environmental and energy requirements applicable to construction works.

The Commission presented an Implementation Report on the CPR in July 2016 and engaged in wide stakeholder consultation on a variety of aspects through technical platforms since then.Initially a "back-to-back" evaluation and impact assessment was launched to provide a solid basis for any future adaptation. However, the complexity of the regulation itself led to the decision to separate the evaluation and the impact assessment. The evaluation of the CPR was published on 24 October 2019, together with the Report on the relevance of the tasks of the European Organisation for Technical Assessment (EOTA). Continue reading

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