The Shadow Minister for Housing and Planning, Mike Amesbury MP, highlighted the Construction Products Associations’ (CPA) and questions about product testing regimes post-Brexit on the floor of the House of Commons this week in a debate with the Housing Minister about the Construction Products Regulations.

CPA has been in frequent and productive discussions with MHCLG to clarify these points, but have concerns in particular about whether many products presently made in the UK will be legally allowed for sale on the UK market post-Brexit, as they might not be able to be tested and/or proven to conform with the regulatory requirements.  Despite this very late stage of the transition period, with only 1.5 months to spare, it remains unclear if the current free trade negotiations with the EU will conclude matters of mutual recognition. Find out more.