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.

APPLiA - Home Appliance Europe kicks off its energy-saving campaign, gathering the intelligence of global leading home appliances manufacturing companies, to encourage small, effective changes to the way consumers use their home appliances. The purpose? Spelt out in the name of the campaign, #killURbill. 

The shortage of skilled workers across Europe is becoming a very prominent issue. Experienced professional repairmen are retiring and younger generations have other careers in sight. With technology evolving at a fast pace, this risks leaving a big market gap to fill. 

The 6th edition of the APPLiA Statistical Report is hot off the press. Check it out now!

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.