9 home appliance associations, representing an innovative industry on several continents and united by the IRHMA roundtable, are strong believers in the benefits of free trade and hope to de-escalate any existing trade tension.

APPLiA and another 92 European associations urge the EU Institutions to make research, development and innovation (RD&I) a priority within the next Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027.

To see the bigger picture of how political realities impact households’ daily lives and keep track of the development of the home appliance industry, associations representing the sector from all over the globe came together for the 6th time. 

APPLiA has created a Code of Conduct that defines a common approach for assessing, declaring and communicating on steam rates. As from 1 July the comparison of steam ironing products and their steam rate will be much easier and more comprehensive.

While a few years back, the non-listing of standards was exceptional, such practices risk becoming the norm. Producers of home appliances like blenders, refrigerators, connected products and, what is most, medical devices today cannot fully refer to certain standards because as such they do not exist black on white. 

If only last May APPLiA Polska organised the first of its kind in Europe, Household Appliance Congress and announced the association’s rebranding from tip to toe, in 2019, the AGD Kongres has transformed into a forum looking straight toward the future of the industry.