In 2011, the European Parliament ratified amendments to the Construction Products Regulation of the European Union. The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) outlines the requirements for marking all construction products marketed in the European Community. As of December 31, 2011, all lumber marketed in Europe must comply with Article 9 of the CPR. One of the requirements is that the products must bear a CE mark.
The bottom line is that each piece of structural lumber exported to the European Union from the U.S. or Canada must bear a CE mark.
Through our accreditation with the Canadian Lumber Standards Accreditation Board (CLSAB), PLIB is authorized to provide quality control services for use of the CE Mark on lumber products manufactured in Canada and the U.S. As a result, PLIB members in the U.S. and Canada can receive approval to use the CE Mark on their structural lumber products.
For more information on becoming approved to use the CE Mark, call us at 253.835.3344 (U.S.) or 604.732.1782 (Canada) or contact us via email.