In the view of the decisive trilogue meeting on the Commission proposal for a new Energy Labelling Framework Regulation to be held on 21 March 2017, the undersigning organisations recall the joint priorities of the affected industry in the interest of preserving the success, credibility and ove'all workability of this crucial EU policy instrument.

Establishing a common methodology for the calculation of the weight of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) placed on the national market in each Member State and a common methodology for the calculation of the quantity of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) generated by weight in each Member State.

Taking over the presidency from Dr. Peter H. Göetz, Executive VP of BSH Europe, Arcelik’s CEO, Hakan Bulgurlu, has been elected as the new president of APPLiA. 

Member States approved the EU’s proposed updated steel import safeguards regime, envisioning an increase in the “liberalisation rate” of quotas for tariff-free steel. Yet, the measure is still insufficient to meet the sectoral demand of raw materials and ensure fair access to competitive steel. 

While the home appliance sector welcomes the efforts undertaken by the Committee to tackle downstream industries, the proposal, as it currently stands, lacks the necessary provisions to effectively prevent carbon leakage in downstream products and industrial delocalisation.

The European Commission unveiled its proposal for a new F-gas Regulation, with an eye at further reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as part of the set 2030 and 2050 EU’s climate ambitions.

The European Commission published today the long awaited Sustainable Products Initiative, ultimately aimed at making all products on the EU market more durable, reusable, repairable, recyclable and energy efficient.

APPLiA, on behalf of the home appliance industry in Europe, met with European Commissioner for the Internal Market, Mr Thierry Breton, to address main pitfalls to the future of Europe. 

Ecodesign and energy labelling policies are vital to the fulfilment of the EU’s climate and energy targets in the context of the EU Green Deal.