Each Member State has designated a Contact Point in its territory to ensure that the principle of mutual recognition is correctly applied.
Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing Council Directive 89/106 / EEC, establishes that Member States shall designate construction product contact points to ensure the accessibility of national technical rules so that enterprises, and in particular SMEs, can gather reliable and precise information about the law in force in the Member State where they intend to place or make available on the market their products.
Each Member State shall ensure that the Product Contact Points for Construction provide information, using transparent and easily understandable terms, on the provisions within its territory aimed at fulfilling basic requirements for construction works applicable for the intended use of each construction product.
In Spain, the PCPC is integrated into the Directorate-General for Trade Policy, under the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism (MINCOTUR), Paseo de la Castellana, 162. 28046 Madrid. Tel. (+34) 91 349 3769; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For the purposes of Regulation (EU) No 305/2011, it is any product or kit which is produced and placed on the market for incorporation in a permanent manner in construction works or parts thereof and the performance of which has an effect on the performance of the construction works with respect to the basic requirements for construction works.
It is mandatory in most cases where there is a harmonised standard that affects the product. In some cases, the CE marking is not mandatory even though the product and its intended use fall within the scope of a harmonised standard.
If the product to be marketed is not covered by any harmonised standard, CE marking may be applied on a voluntary basis.
For more detailed information on CE marking for construction products, you can consult the following guide: CE Marking for Construction Products STEP BY STEP [PDF] [881 KB].
For the purposes of Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 establishing harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products, "harmonised standard" means a standard adopted by one of the European standardisation bodies listed in Annex I to Directive 98/34/EC, on the basis of a request issued by the Commission, in accordance with Article 6 of that Directive.
For the purposes of Regulation (EU) No 305/2011, establishing harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products, "European assessment document" means a document adopted by the organisation of TABs for the purposes of issuing European Technical Assessments;
When a construction product is covered by a harmonised standard, the manufacturer will issue a declaration of performance when that product is placed on the market.
The declaration of performance will express the performance of the construction product in relation to its essential characteristics, and must be accompanied by information about the content of hazardous substances in the construction product in order to improve the possibilities for sustainable construction and to facilitate the development of environmentally-friendly products.
For more information, consult the following guidance documents:
The European Construction Products Regulation (CPR) is part of the “harmonised product legislation” that regulates CE marking requirements. This regulation is prepared by the European Union and is applicable to all Member States. In Spain, the competent authority in tasks related to this matter is:
Regarding the tasks of preparing technical specifications (UNE, EN, ISO) in Spain, the details are:
Asociación Española de Normalización - UNE (Spanish Standardisation Association)
Regarding the preparation of national provisions, these are the responsibility of the corresponding bodies in each case, depending on the matter in question (see list of national legislation).
Similarly, with respect to other tasks, such as market surveillance, these are the responsibility of the corresponding bodies in each case (for example, in matters of Quality and Industrial Safety, enforcement powers lie with the Autonomous Regions).
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