EOTA provides comments to European Parliament session on the Construction Products Regulation

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23/01/2020

EOTA provides comments to European Parliament session on the Construction Products Regulation

The Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO) of the European Parliament held a scrutiny session on the state of the implementation of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) on 22 January 2020. Such scrutiny sessions belong to the means of the European Parliament to oversee and question the work of the European Commission. In the current instance, IMCO particularly wished to probe into the Commission’s evaluation report on the CPR as well as the associated report on the relevance of EOTA tasks, both published in October 2019. EOTA took the initiative to provide further information to IMCO members, but also to comment on the EOTA evaluation report.

Acting director-general Gwenole Cozigou represented the European Commission during the scrutiny session. He had to face some quite critical comments from the IMCO members present. Several MEPs called upon the Commission to finally present solutions for better reflecting Member States regulatory requirements in harmonised standards. One MEP also questioned the Commission’s evaluation of the relevance of the ETA route asking whether the stakeholders had been “sufficiently heard”.

Read the EOTA mailing to IMCO and attached open letter.