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official titleCouncil Directive 89/106/EEC of 21 December 1988 on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to construction products
|Number legal act||Directive 1989/106|
|CELEX number i||31989L0106|
|Publication in Official Journal||11-02-1989; Special edition in Polish: Chapter 13 Volume 009,Special edition in Romanian: Chapter 13 Volume 009,Special edition in Finnish: Chapter 13 Volume 017,OJ L 40, 11.2.1989,Special edition in Maltese: Chapter 13 Volume 009,Special edition in Estonian: Chapter 13 Volume 009,Special edition in Bulgarian: Chapter 13 Volume 009,Special edition in Swedish: Chapter 13 Volume 017,Special edition in Hungarian: Chapter 13 Volume 009,Special edition in Slovenian: Chapter 13 Volume 009,Special edition in Slovak: Chapter 13 Volume 009,Special edition in Lithuanian: Chapter 13 Volume 009,Special edition in Czech: Chapter 13 Volume 009,Special edition in Latvian: Chapter 13 Volume 009|
|Effect||27-12-1988; Entry into force Date notif.|
|End of validity||30-06-2013; Repealed by 32011R0305|
|Transposition||27-06-1991; See Art 22|
Council Directive 89/106/EEC of 21 December 1988 on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to construction products
Official Journal L 040 , 11/02/1989 P. 0012 - 0026
Finnish special edition: Chapter 13 Volume 17 P. 0185
Swedish special edition: Chapter 13 Volume 17 P. 0185
COUNCIL DIRECTIVE of 21 December 1988 on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States (89/106/EEC)
THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community, and in particular Article 100a thereof,
Having regard to the proposal from the Commission (1),
In cooperation with the European Parliament (2),
Having regard to the opinion of the Economic and Social Committee (3),
Whereas Member States are responsible for ensuring that building and civil engineering works on their territory are designed and executed in a way that does not endanger the safety of persons, domestic animals and property, while respecting other essential requirements in the interests of general well-being;
Whereas Member States have provisions, including requirements, relating not only to building safety but also to health, durability, energy economy, protection of the environment, aspects of economy, and other aspects important in the public interest;
Whereas these requirements, which are often the subject of national provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action, have a direct influence on the nature of construction products employed and are reflected in national product standards, technical approvals and other technical specifications and provisions which, by their disparity, hinder trade within the Community;
Whereas paragraph 71 of the White Paper on completing the internal market, approved by the European Council in June 1985, states that, within the general policy, particular emphasis will be placed on certain sectors, including construction; whereas the removal of technical barriers in the construction field, to the extent that they cannot be removed by mutual recognition of equivalence among all the Member States, should follow the new approach set out in the Council resolution of 7 May 1985 (4) which calls for the definition of essential requirements on safety and other aspects which are important for the general well-being, without reducing the existing and justified levels of protection in the Member States;
Whereas the essential requirements constitute both the general and specific criteria with which construction works must comply; whereas such requirements are to be understood as requiring that the said works conform with an appropriate degree of reliability with one, some or all of these requirements when and where this is laid down in regulations;
Whereas, as a basis for the harmonized standards or other technical specifications at European level and for the drawing up or granting of European technical approval, interpretative documents will be established in order to give concrete form to the essential requirements at a technical level;
Whereas these essential requirements provide the basis for the preparation of harmonized standards at European level for construction products; whereas, in order to achieve the greatest possible advantage for a single internal market,to afford access to that market for as many mannifacturers as possible, to ensure the greatest possible degree of market transparency and to create the conditions for a harmonized system of general rules in the construction industry, harmonized standards should be established as far as, and as quickly as, possible; whereas these standards are drawn up by private bodies and must remain non-mandatory texts; whereas, for that purpose, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (Cenelec) are...
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