New CPR: Progress or regression?

The overall goal of the CPR is a fast and efficient European harmonization.

This was promised by the EC when the proposal for the new CPR was presented. But the EAD route will be slowed down by the reversed publication process for EADs and ETAs. Based on past experience, publication of EADs will still take years and will delay the CE marking substantially. Read more in our article:

Industry needs agile and predictable processes for hEN and EADs for construction products! For both routes, accelerated speed of publication is not transparent in the current draft of the CPR. The lack of predictability/agility will decrease the attractivity of CE marking and increase more agile national product assessment procedures.

With the start of the trilogue process between European Commission, Coucil and European Parliament, the CPR revision process has reached the crucial phase. Small changes of the text can have a huge impact for the industry. On instance is the reversed publication sequence of EADs and ETAs compared to the current CPR. This change would make the EOTA route less attractive for innovative manufacturer and create a trend backwards to national approvals. Read our Position Paper to learn more!