The Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager highlighted that the idea of a common market goes beyond the trade of goods, influencing the society as a whole. Building up on the Commissioner’s message, APPLiA’s Director-General, Paolo Falcioni said: “We have to go further because making Circular society a reality would not be possible without the creation of a Single Market for waste.”

The vote of the European Parliament Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) on 3rd September is an improvement of how the Market Surveillance System could function in the EU.

The collaboration between home appliance manufacturers from across the globe is further reinforcing with the Association of European Businesses (AEB) in Russia joining the well-established forum for producer associations, IRHMA.

11 industry associations co-sign a joint letter regarding the current interpretation of certain export provisions in the EU F-Gas Regulation.

122 Members of the Industry4Europe coalition co-signed a Joint paper on “A Governance Structure for an ambitious EU Industrial Strategy”.

A coalition of downstream users of steel – including the automotive, construction equipment, agriculture machinery, home appliance and technology industry sectors - has written to the European Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Malmström, to express concerns on the safeguard investigation into steel products, launched in March.