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BCSA addresses EU Parliament on CE Marking

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BCSA Director of Engineering Dr David Moore has addressed a hearing of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) at the European Parliament in Brussels about the implementation of CE Marking.

Dr Moore was invited to speak by Ms Catherine Stihler MEP and Reporter for IMCO. He spoke about the Construction Products Regulations (CPR) on behalf of the constructional steelwork industry, stressing the need for a regulatory level playing field. Other topics in his address included the need for policing of CE Marking and sustainability, in particular the recyclability of steel.

“The address was well received by the MEPs, parliamentary officials and representatives from the European Commission, while the subsequent discussion addressed some of the issues raised,” commented Dr Moore.

Ms Stihler said that policing of CE Marking was a concern shared by other committees particularly in the light of the spending reductions being implemented by national governments.

Members of IMCO will review the evidence and propose amendments to the CPR prior to voting on the text at the Second Reading.

“Assuming the Second Reading goes smoothly, the CPR will be adopted in spring 2011 and CE Marking will become mandatory in all member states in mid 2013,” said Dr Moore.

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