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Parliamentary questions
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3 January 2020
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 138
Esther de Lange
 Subject: Enforcement of rules on products with CE marking EN1090-1

In its reply to my Written Question E-001233-18, the Commission stated that if a construction product is both manufactured and incorporated into construction work by the same actor, no transaction or change of ownership takes place. Therefore, the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) would not be applicable. This generally applies to larger companies, whereas small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in this sector only manufacture and place simple and low-risk metal constructions on the market.

Does the Commission believe that the SMEs that need to draw up a declaration of performance and affix a CE marking to their construction product in order to market it face a disproportionate financial and administrative burden compared to large companies, to which the CPR does not apply, as they both manufacture and incorporate their construction product without placing it on the market?

Is it aware that its answer could prevent the CPR objective of harmonising performance information on construction products across the EU from being fulfilled, as manufacturers do not have to affix the CE mark when incorporating their products on their home market, but are required to do so when exporting the same construction product, and is it aware that the Member States implement this requirement differently?

How will it address this disproportionality that unfairly affects SMEs and potentially harms the internal market?

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