CPR (EU) 305/2011
Regulation (EU) no 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing Council Directive 89/106/EEC
Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 lays down the conditions for the placing or making available on the market of construction products (see annex I) by establishing harmonised rules for declaring their performance in relation to their essential characteristics and for CE marking those products.
The old Construction Products Directive (CPD) was revised because it was not applied in a harmonised way throughout the EU (in some member states, for example, the CE marking was not compulsory).
Whereas a Regulation applies directly without need for national transpositions, from which such discrepancies can arise.
So this revision was deemed necessary to remove remaining technical barriers to trade, and also to align with the principles of the New Legislative Framework.
On 26 May 2008, the European Commission tabled the proposal for a new regulation and after years of discussion between the three institutions, the Regulation was finally adopted on 9 March 2011 and published in the Official Journal of the EU on 4 April 2011.
The Regulation entered into force 20 days later, and becomes fully applicable from 1 July 2013.
The purpose of this Orgalime guide is to explain the main changes and obligations for all economic operators arising from this Regulation, and to help Orgalime industries prepare to meet the new requirements, where necessary.
This guide reflects the best knowledge of industry experts across Europe and the state of the art at the time of writing.
It represents our best understanding; a binding interpretation of Community legislation, however, remains the exclusive competence of the European Court of Justice.
Orgalime, the European Engineering Industries Association, speaks for 38 trade federations representing some 130,000 companies in the mechanical, electrical, electronic, metalworking & metal articles industries of 23 European countries.
The industry employs some 10.3 million people in the EU and in 2012 accounted for some € 1,840 billion of annual output.
The industry not only represents some 28% of the output of manufactured products but also a third of the manufactured exports of the European Union.
LIST OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1 - MAIN CONCEPTS
DECLARATION OF PERFORMANCE
Key facts to know about the Declaration of Performance
Derogations from drawing up a Declaration of Performance
How to supply the Declaration of Performance
In which language should the manufacturer supply the Declaration of Performance
Which performances should the manufacturer declare on the Declaration of Performance
Declaration of Performance and Hazardous Substances
Declaration of Performance, what does it look like?
THE CE MARKING
Key facts to know about CE marking for the CPR
What does it look like?
Derogations to use the CE mark
BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSTRUCTION WORKS
Sustainable use of natural resources
Basic requirements: 7 requirements under the CPR
SYSTEM OF ASSESSMENT AND CONSTANCY OF PERFORMANCE
How does it work?
CHAPTER 2 - THE APPLICATION OF CPR AT A GLANCE
CHAPTER 3 - ECONOMIC OPERATORS
THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH AN IMPORTER/DISTRIBUTOR BECOMES A MANUFACTURER
CHAPTER 4 - HARMONISED STANDARDS AND EUROPEAN ASSESSMENT DOCUMENTS
EUROPEAN TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT
CHAPTER 5 - SIMPLIFIED PROCEDURES
How does it work?
Who can be defined as a micro-enterprise?
CHAPTER 6 - ADDITIONAL POINTS
PRODUCT CONTACT POINTS
SERVICE PROVIDERS TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT BODIES
TRANSITIONAL ARRANGEMENTS SUMMARISED
ANNEX I - PRODUCT AREAS
ANNEX II - ORGALIME MEMBERS
ANNEX III - LIST OF EUROPEAN SECTOR ASSOCIATIONS AND OTHER CONTRIBUTORS PARTICIPATING IN THE DRAFTING OF THIS GUIDE