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Producers call for enforcement of CE mark

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PRODUCT manufacturers have called for tougher policing of European conformity standards under a review of the Construction Products Directive.

Consultation on the revision of the directive closed yesterday (Wednesday) and manufacturers across Europe have called for tighter policing of the directive and a clampdown on falsely CE-marked products.

Any revisions are not expected to become law before 2009, but manufacturers fear the directive could become irrelevant unless it is strictly enforced.

John Tebbit, industry affairs director at the Construction Products Association, claimed that unless counterfeit products bearing fake CE quality marks were taken out of the market, manufacturers would lose confidence in the system.

He said: 'There are concerns over the policing of the directive that have been highlighted in the consultation. Manufacturers across Europe are complaining about policing.'