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 (hereinafter — Construction Products Regulation), which determines the new regulations for the circulation of construction products in the European Union, came into full force on 1 July 2013. In order to meet the requirements for the surveillance of the market of construction products laid down in the Construction Products Regulation, on 25 March 2014 the Cabinet of Ministers adopted Regulation No. 156 “Procedure for the Surveillance of the Market of Construction Products”. Whereas, in order to introduce the European Technical Assessment System laid down in the Construction Products Regulation, on 25 February 2014 the Cabinet of Ministers adopted Regulation No. 112 “Regulations regarding European Technical Assessment”.
The Construction Products Regulation provides for several activities which simplify the procedure for obtaining CE marking, thus reducing administrative workload for enterprises, particularly micro-enterprises, for which the possibility of obtaining CE marking for their products will be simplified, if their construction products placed on the market cause no concerns regarding their safety. Particularly simplified activities are planned for the construction products which are individually designed or manufactured within non-industrial production process.
The Construction Products Regulation provides the particular meaning of CE marking, as well as precisely determines the duties of manufacturers, distributors and importers. Harmonised technical specifications determine testing or calculation methods which are the most suitable to assess and verify the conformity of performance of a construction product to the harmonised standard or European Technical Assessment. The Regulation determines new and stricter authorisation (notification) criteria for authorities which, as a third party, carry out the inspection and assessment of declared performance and the stability of these characteristics, as well as set stricter requirements for appointment of technical assessment bodies (TABs).