CPR review should tackle inefficiencies says trade body

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02 Oct 2017
Glass for Europe has welcomed the review of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), but stated its opposition to repeal.

Glass for Europe, the European trade association of the flat glass sector and which includes NSG Group as a member, has called on the European Commission to undertake a limited revision of the CPR to tackle inefficiencies.

Acknowledging that the CPR and its predecessor, the Construction Products Directive, have been beneficial to the construction and glass sectors, Glass for Europe believes that the regulation could be improved in specific areas, as follows:

- a lighter CE Marking label that does not duplicate information already included in the Declaration of Performance

- a more efficient and transparent procedure for citing harmonised European Norms in the Official Journal of the EU

- a simplified and clearer procedure for setting new classes and thresholds, if pass / fail criteria can longer be used

Glass for Europe believes that these modifications could greatly improve the CPR and reinforce its spirit, objectives and smooth implementation. A paper explains the trade association's position on the review.