Brussels, December 2022 – Two members of the European Commission DG GROW Unit H.1 for Construction joined the EuroWindoor Directing Council meeting on 23rd November to follow up the discussion about the challenges window and door manufacturer are faced by the proposed new Construction Production Regulation (CPR).
At the beginning Mr Manfred Fuchs, Policy Senior Assistant of DG GROW H.1 and responsible for the CPR Technical Acquis process of the subgroup on product area “Doors, Windows, Shutters, Gates and related Building Hardware” was available to discuss EuroWindoor members questions about the development of a new mandate for the future product standards. Soon the dialogue focused on the Commission proposal for a new CPR and the concern of the window and door sector that broadening of the scope leads to over-regulation and additional administrative burden.
Policy Officer Oscar Nieto addressed the concerns for a new CPR in a presentation and answered questions in the discussion. During the meeting the complexity of transparent products were underlined and how this will be dealt in the new CPR and the future Declaration of Performance (DoP). Additional topics were around the timetable for the CPR, questions around the Annexes, the use of digital databases and more.
The meeting with DG GROW H.1 came along with a factory tour EuroWindoor organized one week before giving the Commission a deep insight to the complex window and door manufacturing process. EuroWindoor would like to thank Mr Fuchs and Mr Nieto for taking their time and their willingness to consider the concerns of the fenestration sector.
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