After the European Parliament's on the ENVI Committee’s report on the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism. APPLiA reiterates its desire to see two things: a thriving manufacturing industry in Europe, and the avoidance of carbon leakage.

The EU Commission has recently adopted three guidance documents that aim to help European citizens, businesses, but also national administrations to fully harness the Single Market for goods. Nevertheless, several initiatives that are currently developing in France are going in the opposite direction.

APPLiA fully supports the ambition of the new EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability within the EU Green Deal framework. Harmonising, simplifying and strengthening EU rules on chemicals will help build a coherent system to risk-manage chemicals in the Union and clarify some existing legislative gaps.

The new EU Energy Label enters into force today, 1 March 2021. The new rules bring back the A to G scale for a first series of products: dishwashers, washing machines, washer dryers, refrigerators, freezers and wine storage appliances.

APPLiA sent a complaint to the EU Ombudsman to urge action leading to aligning the implementation of the SCIP Database with its legal basis.

In a second letter to the President of the European Commission, home appliance manufacturers depict the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic impact on the sector and the current state of things.

The Draft EU Ecodesign and Energy Labelling omnibus amendments for home appliances is now open for consultation. The Commission proposals will amend several pieces of legislation due to technical inconsistencies that were found in the texts.

Homa appliances joins signatories of the APPLiA's Code of Conduct on VIPs.

European Commission sets exceptional measures for implementation of the new Energy Labelling.