Trade obstacles imposed by national requirements, on the example of the General French Protocol

Restricted traffic of goods for small wastewater treatment systems despite CE marking?

The manufacturers of construction products, such as those of small and/or packaged wastewater treatment systems, had expected that the implementation of the Construction Products Directive and/or the Construction Products Regulation would result in a “(…) removal of trade barriers and free traffic of goods (…) within the European Single Market” [1]. In principal, this is the case. If, however, construction regulations conflict, for example, with water law, an attestation of conformity in accordance with the EN 12566 standard series is not sufficient. In that case, additional requirements...

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