The home appliance industry in COVID-19 times.

Here is the second episode of APPLiA’s series of short digital interviews. In this format, experts reply to questions and discuss the view of the home appliance sector on key topics for the EU. The idea is to feed the debate by reporting experiences from the sector. Let’s continue with CBAM.

APPLiA is happy to launch the first of a series of short digital interviews on some of the key topics for the home appliance industry and not only. This new format comes with the aim of feeding the debate by reporting experience from the sector. Let’s start with the EU Single Market.

Eight-eight European and American organisations impacted by EU-US retaliatory tariffs sent a letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and US President Joseph R. Biden urging the permanent removal of tariffs on sectors unrelated to the ongoing Trans-Atlantic trade disputes.

Participants in the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Consultation Forum (EECLF) and other associations active in the framework of EU energy related products (ErP) ask for an open dialogue on addressing sustainable products policy, in the context of the public consultation on the Sustainable Products Initiative (SPI).

APPLiA understands the need for comprehensiverules for a high level of cybersecurity within the European Union. APPLiA’s first concern lies in the fact that NIS2 is a Directive rather than a regulation. A regulation would provide the legal certainty needed by manufacturers, whereas a directive fragments the legal landscape and threatens the functioning ofthe single market. 

APPLiA provided the European Commission with the views of the sector and further recommendations regarding the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS), as part of the European Green Deal. 

On 10 December 2020, the European Commission published its proposal for a revision of the Battery Directive 2006/66/EC. APPLiA welcomes this initiative for a more coherent battery legislative framework while preserving the single market competition and innovation and provides the industry’s reaction with complementary comments.

APPLiA, ACEA, CECE, CEMA, CEMEP, CLEPA, Orgalim and WindEurope issued a joint letter urging the Commission not to extend the measures beyond their expiry date this June.