The European Commission has launched a public consultation about the review of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR). The consultation period is 22 January 2018 – 16 April 2018.

The Construction Products Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 (the CPR) aims to make the single market work for products used in the construction of buildings and infrastructure. It provides rules on assessing the performance of construction products and on communicating the assessment results, through a common technical language to be used everywhere in the EU. This aims at ensuring that reliable and comparable information on the performance of construction products is available to professionals, public authorities and consumers so that they can compare the performance of products from different manufacturers in different countries.

Standards and accredited conformity assessment are market-based tools that can be used in the construction sector to cover construction products and materials, building techniques and practices, onsite Health & Safety and environmental impact. Accreditation supports the construction sector to control risk, help drive efficiency, demonstrate regulatory compliance, and provide supply chain confidence with the aim of reducing barriers to trade.

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. In providing this opportunity, this consultation supplements previous, more targeted consultations of stakeholders.

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