A new standard "EN 10025-1:2004 Hot rolled products of structural steels" has been operative from 1st September 2005 and concerns the conditions covering CE marking for products within the scope of "CPD – Construction Products Directive".
According to the new regulations, CE marking shall be placed on all structural products within the scope of the harmonisation standard EN 10025-1.
It is important to note the main conditions, such as the fixing of the CE marking itself, the additional information that should accompany the marking and the content of the EC declaration and certificate of conformity are requirements in relation to the completed construction works.
There will be a transitional period, where the manufacturer, whose products fall within the scope of the new regulations, shall be allowed to choose whether to apply the standard and CE marking on his products or apply the national construction conformity markings. However, from 1st September 2006, the new standard must replace any mandatory conformity markings having the same scope as the CE marking which exist in the national laws, regulations and administrative provisions of Member States before harmonisation occurred. In other words, if the final construction works are expected to be completed after the end of the transitional period, i.e. after 1st September 2006, the manufacturer must ensure that the materials used in the construction conform to the CE marking requirements. In general, CE marking shall be required from 1st September 2006 if the manufacturer wants to sell to the 25 EU and 3 EFTA member states.
The same principles above apply to imported products. It is the responsibility of the importer/ person placing the product on the EU/EFTA market to ensure that the product is correctly CE-marked.
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