Construction Products Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 (the CPR) - Consultation
The Construction Products Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 (the CPR) was published in April 2011 and repealed the Construction Products Directive (the CPD). Compared to the CPD, the CPR aims (amongst other things) to remove technical barriers to trade in the field of construction and ensure the free movement of construction products across the EU; to simplify procedures for assessing the performance of construction products in order to make them more transparent and to reduce costs to manufacturers of construction products and to clarify the legislation while increasing the credibility of the system.
Although the CPR has only recently been implemented, the European Commission (DG ENTR) is keen to assess the extent to which the CPR is meeting (or is likely to meet) its main objectives – based on actual experiences of key stakeholders based on implementation approaches in each Member State. We are therefore mainly interested in the current situation under the CPR (i.e. since July 2013 when the CPR came into force until today) and how it compares with the situation under the CPD. This consultation is aimed at obtaining information to inform policy makers on progress against the CPR objectives and will contribute to developing conclusions on whether further actions still need to be taken to ensure the consolidation of the Internal Market for construction products.
In order to provide a thorough and objective review, we need information from all relevant stakeholders in the construction industry. We would therefore be grateful if you could complete the questionnaire that is relevant to you below.
- Click here to complete Questionnaire 1 for companies in the construction sector (i.e. manufacturers, importers, distributors, designers, users, etc.).
- Click here to complete Questionnaire 2 for testing, standardisation and accreditation bodies (i.e. notified bodies, technical assessment bodies, notifying authorities, national standardisation and accreditation bodies).
- Click here to complete Questionnaire 3 for public bodies and authorities (i.e. national/regional public authorities, inspectors/enforcement authorities, market surveillance authorities, Product Contact Points for Construction (PCPCs)).
- Click here to complete Questionnaire 4 for all other organisations (i.e. industry associations, professional organisations, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), tendering/contracting authorities, chambers of commerce, etc.).
We recognise that some questions may not be relevant to you, therefore, in this case, simply tick the “no”, “do not know” or “not applicable” options and proceed to the next question/section. For the questions which you are familiar with, please provide your views in the boxes provided.
We would like to receive your completed questionnaire by 23 January 2015. However, if you would like to respond to this survey but are unable to do so before this date, please let us know as soon as possible. While the questionnaire is provided in English, we are happy to accept completed responses in other European languages. If you require specific assistance with languages, please send an email to the Project Manager, Tobe Nwaogu (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please note that responses to this questionnaire will be used in preparing our reports for the European Commission (which, subsequently, may be published). If you have specific concerns about how your data will be treated (or about the study more generally), please contact the Project Manager to discuss your concerns. If you believe we have missed an important point, or have additional information to provide, please feel free to provide such information on the last (or a separate) sheet.
The deadline for completion of questionnaires has now passed and the consultation is closed