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The construction sector represents 15% of valueadded of the manufacturing sector in the European Union. However, this substantial figure is not reflected in the same manner in the internal market, given that it is estimated that the sector only contributes to 5% of inter-State trade.
The European Commission is proposing a new regulation, founded on the current legislation on construction products, aimed at facilitating trade in this sector. The range of products considered is broad (over 40) and includes doors, cement, roof products and any other product which is placed on the market to be permanently included in construction work.
It seeks to address deficiencies identified in the current legislation and emphasises on the need for more clarity, including the precise definition of the subject-matter and the more important concepts in the internal market for construction products. It will determine the exact definition of the ‘CE' mark for these products, introducing new and stricter criteria on the notification of entities acting as third parties in the evaluation and verification processes on the consistency of the products.
Simplification remains the main purpose of the proposal. The Malta Standards Authority (MSA) has initiated a consultation process whereby all stakeholders in the sector, particularly with regard to the internal market, may pass on their comments. For further details, kindly contact our office or send an email to Abigail Mamo @ GRTU.
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