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Last edited 04 Dec 2020
Construction Products Regulation if there is no Brexit deal
|This article sets out guidance providing practical information on the legal requirements that would be required in a no deal scenario.|
The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) lays down harmonised rules ('standards') for the marketing of construction products. Standards are developed by European standardisation bodies, and define the methods and the criteria for assessing the performance of the product in relation to its 'essential characteristics'. Standards become harmonised when the reference to the standard is published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
Where a harmonised standard exists for a product the CPR places obligations on manufacturers, distributors and importers of that product when it is placed on the market. The product must have a declaration of performance and have been affixed with 'CE' marking.
The government laid a draft statutory instrument on 18 December 2018 detailing the arrangements that will apply. The statutory instrument was made in March 2019 and will come into effect as soon as the UK leaves the EU.
All existing European harmonised standards will become UK 'designated standards'. This will mean that immediately following the UK's exit from the EU, the European harmonised standards and UK designated standards will be identical. The government will publish and maintain the list of UK designated standards. This will be a UK-wide approach with the standards applying at UK level.
This article was originally published on 13 August 2019 by CIAT here. Visit the Brexit section of CIAT's website to discover the issues most pertinent to CIAT's members in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
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