Construction Products Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 (the CPR) REF: 861

The Construction Products Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 (the CPR) was published in April 2011 and repealed the Construction Products Directive (the CPD).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.

RPA has been commissioned to analyse the implementation of the Construction Products Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 (the CPR) in Member States as regards their legal provisions and administrative practices, as well as at the level of the whole EU.

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