Mutual recognition of construction products

Last updated 22/12/2021
Find information about the principle of mutual recognition of construction products and how to solve a dispute regarding mutual recognition of construction products.

Mutual recognition of construction products

Last updated 22/12/2021
Construction products not or only partly subject to EU harmonisation falls under the principle of mutual recognition of goods.

The mutual recognition principle ensures market access for goods, including construction products, that are not or only partly subject to EU harmonisation legislation. This means that if a product is legally marketed in one EU Member State, it is ensured market access in another Member State. However, there may be exceptions where public safety, health or the environment are concerned.


Furthermore, attention is drawn to the fact that a construction product must be suitable for what it is marketed for, and there must be no misleading about the legal use of the construction product in the construction or about the product's properties. In Denmark, it is required that the instructions for use and safety information for construction products must be in Danish, while the declaration of performance can be in Danish or English.

Regulation 2019/515

Regulation on the mutual recognition of goods lawfully marketed in another Member State

19/03/2019

REGULATION (EU) 2019/515 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 19 March 2019 on the mutual recognition of goods lawfully marketed in another Member State and repealing Regulation (EC) No 764/2008.

Executive order

1465 of 28/06/2021

Bekendtgørelse om markedsføring, salg og markedskontrol af byggevarer

01/07/2021

In Danish.

In case of a dispute regarding construction products

Last updated 22/12/2021
This section describes how an economic operator may solve a dispute following an administrative decision regarding mutual recognition of construction products.

The Danish Housing and Planning Authority has the legislative authority regarding marketing of construction products. The Danish Safety Technology Authority carries out market surveillance of construction products and any administrative decisions taken regarding mutual recognition of construction products.

SOLVIT

In case of a dispute following an administrative decision regarding mutual recognition of construction products, it is possible to use SOLVIT. SOLVIT is an EU initiated problem-solving service.