Construction Products Directive (Council Directive 89/106/EEC) (CPD) is a now repealed European Union Directive with the aim to remove technical barriers to trade in construction products between Member States in the European Union.The directive is now replaced by Regulation (EU) No 305/2011. The directive was replaced in order to simplify and clarify the existing framework, and improve the transparency and the effectiveness of the existing measures.
The CPD provided the following four main elements:
a system of harmonised technical specifications
an agreed system of attestation of conformity for each product family
a framework of notified bodies
the CE marking of products
The Directive did not aim to harmonise regulations. Member States and public and private sector procurers were free to set their own requirements on the performance of works and therefore products. What the CPD sought to harmonise was the methods of test, the methods of declaration of product performance values, and the method of conformity assessment. Choice of value for intended use was left to the regulators in each Member State.
The CPD has been amended by the Council Directive 93/68/EEC of 22 July 1993 and Regulation (EC) No 1882/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 September 2003.
The directive was repealed and replaced by Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 on 9 March 2011.
Commission communication in the framework of the implementation of 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 - OJ C 092 of 09/03/2018
(This list replaces all the previous lists published in the Official Journal.)