The undersigned European trade associations strongly welcome the principles and the objectives of the new Better Regulation Communication and share recommendations to further improve the EU policy-making process.

The Machinery Directive is unquestionably the single most important piece of legislation for the European manufacturing industry. It is important that the future legislative framework retains the balance between safety and innovation whilst offering the necessary consistency for manufacturers and users alike.

The undersigned organisations support the EU Commission’s objective to improve the sustainability of batteries, while protecting the competitiveness of the Single Market. Given the extent of the changes, we call on co-legislators to provide economic operators with the necessary time to duly implement due requirements.

To curb our emissions and keep temperature levels well below +1.5oC, in accordance with the EU’s Green Deal and our international obligations, the replacement and modernisation of our heating and cooling systems is vital.

This paper provides tangible recommendations to remove bottlenecks in harmonised standardisation. In view of the upcoming standardisation strategy, a constructive dialogue to find synergies will be necessary to fulfil the strategic value of standardisation.

APPLiA would like to understand in detail how a Digital Product Passport (DPP) would provide an added value for the sustainability of home appliances for the various actors (consumers, recyclers, repair companies, etc) who would be using it. 

In view of the Trinomics Workshop on the revision of the Ecodesign Directive under the remit of the Impact Assessment of the Sustainable Product Initiative, APPLiA would like to outline its concerns on the potential risks and consequences of such revision. 

Given their pivotal role in achieving the EU’s climate and energy goals, the signatories of this statement representing the value chain of the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump sector in Europe, would like to raise strong concerns related to the modelling approach taken by the consultants and presented at the DG CLIMA Stakeholder Workshop on 6 May 2021. 

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.