The Utility of the Construction Products Regulation
Construction Products Regulation (CPR) means a forward move in the harmonization and safety of construction products marketed in the European Union, because for the first time it sets that all products have to comply with the regulation, including fire protection products. These minimum requirements serve for the product to be certified with the CE mark, a safe brand for users, specifiers, manufacturers and installers.
Now after several revisions, the CPR is under revision. They say it’s even possible its derogation.
TECNIFUEGO-AESPI defends the validity and usefulness of the CPR as a guarantee of quality, safety, harmonization and standardization of fire protection products that can be marketed in the E.
The CPR has contributed to a greater guarantee of the products sold and it has removed greatly barriers to trade in Europe. Consequently, there has been a step forward in safety and quality assurance of products. Therefore, from TECNIFUEGO-AESPI they join the position of the EAPFP (European Federation of Associations of passive fire protection) against the alleged reduction of requirements and / or the possible repeal of the CPR.
We believe that the goal of the European industry is a progressive harmonization towards a real European area of free trade, common technical language and harmonization of technical performance and product safety.
Economically, the Spanish industry passive fire protection sector has invested heavily in the CE mark, and any action that promotes or encourages specific requirements for any country is an unacceptable imposition of barriers to the free trade. This situation would move the industry to a few years ago, before the transposition of Directive Construction Products and RPC itself, and endanger the European industry, its competitiveness and innovation capacity.
From TECNIFUEGO-AESPI they join the request of the Federation not to abrogate or debase the requirements of Regulation of construction products, because it would mean new barriers to the free trade within the EU, and a step back in safety and security quality of products.