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  • WIS 2/3 - 56 CE marking: Implications for timber products

  • TRADA Technology Ltd
  • April 2016
  • Wood Information Sheet, pdf
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This Wood Information Sheet (WIS) is an overview of CE marking, with signposts to more detailed sources that are listed at the end.

The European Union (EU) requires that construction products across all of its member states carry a common mark to show they meet a harmonised European standard and may be easily identified as being ‘fit for purpose’. This mark is intended to remove any technical barriers to trade and promote the free movement of products within the EU.

The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) [1], published in April 2011, made CE marking compulsory for many construction products in the UK, including timber products. According to the TRADA Construction Briefing The European Construction Products Regulation (CPR) [2], all manufacturers, distributors and importers of products that have a ‘harmonised standard’ had to have completed CE marking by 1 July 2013. Otherwise, the ‘enforcing authority’ (Trading Standards in the UK) can withdraw those products from the market and in some cases even prosecute the trader.

This Wood Information Sheet (WIS) is an overview of CE marking, with signposts to more detailed sources that are listed at the end. The European Union (EU) requires that construction products across all of its member states carry a common mark to show they meet a harmonised European standard and may be easily identified as being ‘fit for purpose’. This mark is intended to remove any technical barriers to trade and promote the free movement ...
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