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The regulatory framework of the manufacturing of construction products in the EU

In 2013 the role of the EOTA (European Organisation for Technical Assessment) changed considerably due to a regulatory change. The main change was that manufacturers became responsible for the testing of products, and Technical Assessment Bodies (TABs) stopped approving products and instead focused solely on approving testing and assessment procedures. The role of EOTA also changed significantly, with greater emphasis on the coordination of the development of test procedures and dissemination of best practices as new key tasks.

The objective of the project was to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of EOTA in the new regulatory framework. Budapest Institute has conducted interviews with Hungarian TABs and manufacturers on the functioning of EOTA. 

Project details
ClientEcorys, European Commission
Project leader Balázs Váradi
Duration01/05/2016 - 30/11/2016