On March 30, 2022, the Commission put forth a proposal for a regulation that establishes unified conditions for the marketing of construction products (COM/2022/144 final), thereby repealing the existing Construction Products Regulation (CPR). This regulatory proposal is part of a comprehensive package designed to promote the prevalence of sustainable products in the EU, foster circular business models, and empower consumers in the pursuit of a green transition.
The objectives of the proposed regulation include addressing key challenges: the incomplete realization of a single market for construction products, suboptimal implementation with varying market surveillance practices among Member States, a complex legal framework, and the CPR's inability to effectively contribute to green and digital transitions as well as ensuring product safety.
Trilogues took place on 17 July, 24 October and 13 December 2023, when the co-legislators found a provisional political agreement. It needs to be formally approved by both institutions.