The European Commission has launched a public consultation on EU rules for products used in the construction of buildings and infrastructure works (Regulation No. 305/2011)
The European Commission has opened a public consultation on Regulation (EU) No. 305/2011 (Construction Products Regulation, or CPR). The CPR lays down harmonised rules for the marketing of construction product in the EU. Furthermore, the Regulation provides a common technical language to assess the performance of construction and ensures that professionals, public authorities and consumers will be able to compare the performance of products from different manufactures
However, several sources, such as the Commission report on the implementation of the CPR, opinions from the REFIT platform and studies on the European construction sector regulation, have highlighted some issues. Furthermore, the European Commission’s energy union package of November 2016 mentions the need to address the fragmentation of the internal market for construction products.
Therefore, the Commission is currently carrying out a joint evaluation and impact assessment for a possible EU initiative to revise EU rules on construction products.
This public consultation aims to give all interested citizens and stakeholders the opportunity to contribute to the exercise and give their views on key issues relevant for the evaluation and impact assessment.