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.

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.