The ETA route provides considerable and intrinsic added value to the European construction product market
In an open letter to members of the CPR Review Technical Platform, EOTA positions itself clearly in favour of maintaining the ETA route to CE marking in the event of a CPR revision.
The European Commission had called the usefulness of this flexible route to CE marking for non-standard construction products into question and suggested that it might be abandoned if the CPR was recast.
"The ETA route provides considerable and intrinsic added value to the European construction product market,” said Sergio Vázquez Jiménez, Secretary General of EOTA. “EOTA is deeply concerned about a possible repeal of this route which would lead to a partial roll-back of the internal market.”
EOTA also appealed to decision-makers in the European Parliament, the Council, Member States and beyond to not lose sight of the current situation. "Given that the European harmonisation system has already ground to a virtual standstill, discussions on a far-reaching recast of the CPR should not impact negatively on the search for viable short and medium term solutions," said EOTA President Karsten Kathage.
Read the open letter to members of the CPR Review Technical Platform in full.