More publicity and transparency brought to the construction product market2016-05-18
The recent entry into force of the Construction Technical Regulation (CTR) on construction products without harmonised technical specifications revised by Minister of Environment Kęstutis Trečiokas will bring more publicity and transparency onto the domestic market of construction products.
This CTR establishes the requirements for the placing of these products on the market. The certificates or testing records of these products in Lithuania may only be issued by testing laboratories and certification bodies designated by the Ministry of Environment. Information on a decision to designate a particular certification body or laboratory or annul such a decision is published on the Ministry’s website.
The designated testing laboratories and certification bodies must publish the information on their websites concerning the certificates or testing records issued by them, specifying the number of a certificate or a testing record, the manufacturer and the mark of a technical specification.
Bodies authorised to conduct and issue national technical assessments by their chosen field of construction products are also designated by the Ministry of Environment which will publish the relevant information on its website. The new CTR also obligates the designated technical assessment body to publish the information on the approved or repealed national technical assessments on its website.
The new CTR ensures that the users of construction products and the market surveillance authorities are enabled to verify if the construction products on the market assessed by the designated bodies have the required certificates or testing records and if the national technical assessments are valid and which bodies are authorised to issue these documents.