Written by Guillaume Ragonnaud (2nd edition, updated on 04.07.2023).
The Construction Products Regulation (Regulation (EU) No 305/2011, CPR) has applied fully since 1 July 2013. Its objective is to achieve the proper functioning of the internal market for construction products (such as sheets for waterproofing, thermal insulation foams, chimneys and wood-based panels produced for permanent incorporation in construction works), by means of harmonised rules for their marketing in the EU. The CPR, which provides a common technical language to assess the performance of construction products, enables Member States to define the legal requirements for construction works.
On 30 March 2022, the Commission put forward a proposal to revise the CPR. The proposal is part of a package with several other sectoral proposals aimed at making sustainable products the norm in the EU and boosting circular business models. The stated aims of the proposal are to improve the functioning of the internal market for construction products, address the implementation challenges that still exist at national level (particularly regarding market surveillance), simplify the legal framework and support the green and digital transition in the sector.
In Parliament, the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) is responsible for the file. IMCO adopted its report on 23 May 2023, including 496 amendments to the Commission proposal. The report will now go to plenary, planned for July 2023, to vote the Parliament’s position for trilogue negotiations with the Council.
- July 2023: Revision of the Construction Products Regulation (2nd edition)
|Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products, amending Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 and repealing Regulation (EU) 305/2011|
|Committee responsible:||Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO)||COM(2020) 144|
|Rapporteur:||Christian Doleschal (EPP, Germany)||2020/0094(COD)|
|Shadow rapporteurs:||Maria Grapini (S&D, Romania)|
Sandro Gozi (Renew, France)
Claude Gruffat (Greens/EFA, France)
Alessandra Basso (ID, Italy)
Carlo Fidanza (ECR, Italy)
Kateřina Konečná (The Left, Czechia)
|Ordinary legislative procedure (COD)|
(Parliament and Council on equal footing
– formerly ‘co-decision’)
|Next steps expected: Plenary vote on committee report|