IMCO | Draft Opinions on New Circular Economy Action Plan | 7 July 2020


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The Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection calls on the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, as the committee responsible, to incorporate suggestions into its motion for a resolution:

(*) Underlines the importance of transparent and reliable information on product characteristics for consumers, businesses and market surveillance authorities, and welcomes the Commission’s intention to develop a digital product passport; calls, in this regard, for mandatory information requirements to apply throughout the supply chain, covering not only aspects such as durability and reparability, but also social and environmental conditions

(*)  Stresses that standardisation is key to implementing a sustainable product policy by providing reliable definitions, metrics and tests for characteristics such as durability and reparability; insists that standards be developed in a timely manner and in line with realuse conditions; highlights the need to reform the standardisation process to ensure more inclusive and transparent participation of all relevant stakeholders and to consistently mainstream sustainability in standard-setting;

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