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Cross border trade for construction products

This study was part of the assessment of the role of the Construction Products Regulation (305/2011/EU) as an Internal Market instrument to facilitate cross-border trade within the European Union. The study aimed to provide the European Commission with a comprehensive and unbiased understanding of the trends of cross-border trade of construction products over the period 2003-2015 and the factors influencing these trends. The role of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in cross-border trade of construction products was the object of specific investigation. The study included the analysis of long time series of data retrieved from:

  1. the COMEXT database on trade of goods in the EU Member States, Candidate countries and EFTA countries;
  2. the PRODCOM database of annual industrial production statistics, and
  3. the Orbis database of financial data at company level.

On the basis of the amount of evidence and robust analysis of cross-border trade data produced by the Team, the European Commission had a clearer picture of the trade trends of a representative set of construction products and the role of the Construction Products Regulation, in order to discuss whether some new policy actions should be envisaged in order to address the trade needs.

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Partners: CRESME Ricerche (IT)
Client: European Commission, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Years: 2016-2017

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