Euralarm positive on call of European Parliament to set higher standard for construction products

02 April 2021

Euralarm supports a resolution of the European Parliament asking quick solutions from the European Commission to improve the standardisation of construction products while pushing for a transition to a sustainable and more circular economy.

MEPs have recently called in the resolution, adopted with 686 votes in favour (4 against, 5 abstentions), on the European Commission to find a quick and viable way to improve and speed up the standardisation process for construction products. Of the 444 existing harmonised standards for construction products, only 12 new ones have been issued since the Construction Products Regulation was adopted in 2011, hindering the free movement of products in the EU.

With 686 votes in favour of the resolution the Parliament has taken a clear position on the upcoming revision of the regulation by the Commission. “The Construction Products Regulation must be made fit for the future with view to digitalisation and sustainability," said rapporteur Christian Doleschal.

Prior to the decision-making process for the European Parliament, the chair of the Euralarm Fire Section presented a paper on the Impact of the Construction Products Regulation on Standardisation in the active Fire Safety industry. The presentation was held during an Informal meeting of the Working Party Technical Harmonisation (Construction Products) of the German EU Council Presidency - Construction Products Regulation. The paper can be downloaded from our website.

Martin Franke

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