The Working Group on Technical Barriers to Trade is responsible for legislation in the field of construction products, assisted by experts in the Expert Group on Construction Products which is contained in Annex II, Chapter XXI of the EEA Agreement, whilst construction plant and equipment are contained in Annex II, Chapter VI of the EEA Agreement.”
Under EEA legislation, the safety and marketing of construction products is mainly addressed by the Construction Products Regulation (Regulation 305/2011, the “CPR”). The Regulation simplifies and clarifies the framework for placing construction products on the market. It lays down the conditions for placing these products on the market by establishing harmonised rules on their performance in relation to their characteristics, as well as on the use of CE product marking. This is achieved by providing a “common technical language", offering uniform assessment methods of the performance of construction products.
The CPR is supplemented by a number of delegated and implementing acts.
DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROWTH) - Construction products