Brexit: harmonised standards as the only regulatory reference for construction products

Brexit: harmonised standards as the only regulatory reference for construction products
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Date: 3 July 2020

As part of the ongoing negotiations on Brexit, the UK and EU are seeking to agree on a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) on conformity assessment covering the results of third-party conformity notified bodies.

As part of the ongoing negotiations on Brexit, the UK and EU are seeking to agree on a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) on conformity assessment covering the results of third-party conformity notified bodies (CPR – Construction Product Regulation). Without such an agreement, UK Notified Bodies will lose their status as EU Notified Bodies as of 2021 and products currently certified by UK Notified Bodies for CE marking will no longer be able to be placed on the EU market.

Glass for Europe believes that uniform rules for the CE marking of construction products are essential to safeguard a properly functioning of the European market for building glass and glazing products. In a statement released today, the European association of flat glass manufacturers and transformers urged both negotiating parties to find balanced solutions.

Glass for Europe thinks that the European harmonised technical standards should remain the only regulatory reference in the UK and that third-party notified bodies should remain aligned. Only once these two conditions are fulfilled, a mutual recognition agreement could be arranged to avoid barriers to trade between the EU and UK and ensure a proper function of the EU single market.

Read Glass for Europe’s statement on Mutual Recognition Agreement between the EU and UK on harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products

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