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Construction Products Driective revised and turned into a Regulation

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MEPs met in January to discuss amendments on Articles 4 and 7 of Catherine Neris’ (Party of the European Socialists, France) Report on the proposed replacement of the Construction Products Directive 89/106/EEC by a Regulation ahead of the vote in the Internal Market Committee on 22/1/09. CEMBUREAU generally welcomes the proposal. It is key, however, that all products covered by a harmonised technical specification (harmonised standard or ETA) should bear the CE mark. The vote during the European Parliament’s plenary session is expected for March/April 2009.