CEN STANDARDIZATION IN THE SCOPE OF EC LEGISLATION

The European Community has developed the "the Construction Products Directive" (CPD) which will affect the construction industry among many others. Barriers to trade can be both specific national technical standards and specific national requirements related to such product aspects as health and safety in use. It will be clear that for the road building industry the CPD and the harmonized EN-standard will have important consequences. The CE-mark, to be affixed to approved products, will strongly interfere with the common way of quality control in the asphalt industry operating on a public market. However, the CPD does not require member states to impose standards in construction work. It is thus of great importance that all parties (road authorities and industry) develop clear viewpoints in this matter and that it takes a clear position.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 116-127

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00726902
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1996 12:00AM