CFE-Position on the proposed change of the publication sequence EAD/ETA

In the CPR draft the European Commission proposed that a first ETA based on a new or updated EAD should be in future issued only after the formal citation of this EAD in the Official Journal, which could be take up to some years. This will have a dramatic impact for the qualification and the time-to-market for new products and applications.

CFE is deeply concerned that the new concept will basically destroy the innovation momentum in the European construction industry.

From our point of view, the current sequence of the citation and publication of a final EAD after the first ETA based on this EAD is issued, should be maintained.