EURATEX Position Paper on Traceability
EURATEX pursues the smooth exchange of information along the global textile and apparel value chain and, in cooperation with its Members, engages in strategic actions which can coordinate and accelerate the uptake of suitable traceability solutions to address societal and business needs of today and of tomorrow.
What is Traceability? In the context of its work, EURATEX refers to traceability as both “the ability to trace the history, application or location of an object” in a supply chain (ISO, 2015) and “the process by which enterprises track materials and products and the conditions...
EU-US DIALOGUE ON TARIFFS AND REGULATORY COOPERATION ON INDUSTRIAL GOODS
The European Textile and Clothing industry is eager to participate in the EU/US dialogue on tariffs and regulatory cooperation on industrial goods.
EURATEX, as the main voice of the European Textile & Clothing (T&C) industry, welcomes the decision taken by Presidents Juncker and Trump to establish an EU/US dialogue on trade of industrial goods. The set-up of an Executive Working Group is an excellent opportunity for facilitating trade to the mutual benefit of European and American companies, in particular SMEs. EURATEX calls for this cooperation to achieve removal of...
EURATEX position paper on the outcome of REACH REFIT
EURATEX welcomes the objective of REACH to protect human health and the environment and to promote innovation for companies. Since its entry into force almost 10 years ago, REACH has significantly impacted the European chemicals policy.
As the Second REACH evaluation has been completed highlighting key action points, EURATEX wishes to draw attention on the following considerations:1) Impact of the REACH 2018 registration deadline on the EU textile and clothing sector
2) REACH enforcement and level playing field
3) REACH as an innovation booster rather than inhibitor
Joint Position Paper on validity of test reports for issuing EU type-examination certificates
Euratex, along with ESF, ETSA, FESI and SME Safety, release a position paper on validity of test reports for the issuing of EU type-examination certificates in the scope of the PPE Regulation. 5 years validity of test reports with no maximum limit should apply to PPE products. The need of harmonized practices throughout the European market is of most importance for the industry.
For an Ambitious EU Industrial Strategy - Going Further
7 new Associations joined the #Industry4Europe coalition. We are now 126. Check here the new Joint Paper in reaction to the Communication of the European Commission on "Investing in a smart, innovative and sustainable Industry: A renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy".
For an Ambitious EU Industrial Strategy
EURATEX considerations on EC public consultation “Investigating options for
reducing releases to the environment of microplastics”
Summary of EURATEX consideration in October 2017
(Full position paper available at EURATEX)
Position paper - The transitional provisions laid down in Article 47 of PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425
We, as representatives of the European PPE industry, strongly advocate for a smooth transition period from the Directive 89/686/EEC to the PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425.
The PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425 was published in March 2016, starting its two-year transition period to replace the current Directive 89/686/EEC and shall apply from April 2018. However, there is no consensus among the European Commission and the industry on the interpretation of the transitional provisions laid down in Article 47...
FOR A SMART AND SMOOTH BREXIT: EURATEX CONTRIBUTION
The EU28 textile and clothing industry is one of the major industries in the EU. With 1.7 million workers, it generated a total turn-over of 171 billion € in 2016. European textile and clothing companies are globally leading, regarding technical textiles, sophisticated high-quality yarns and fibres, as well as high-end apparel goods.
The U.K. lies in 3rd place when ranking the EU27s most important trade partners in textile and clothing goods. On average the U.K. imported products almost 10 billion € worth from the EU 27, while its exports amounted to 6.2 billion € in the same period (2014 -...
POLICY BRIEF - Prospering in the circular Economy
THE CASE OF EUROPEAN TEXTILE & APPAREL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY
The need for a Circular Economy is becoming widely acknowledged across Europe and it is addressed by businesses, society and policy makers; initiatives are booming.
Reducing waste, combined with an intelligent use of resources, has the potential to solve the gap resulting from natural resource scarcity and global growing population or consumption.
EURATEX supports EU industries statement on FP9
An Ambitious FP9 Strengthening Europe’s Industrial Leadership – Joint Declaration by Industry and RTOs
We, the undersigned associations representing European key industrial research and innovation stakeholders, call on the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union to develop an ambitious next EU Research & Innovation Framework Programme (FP9) as a strong support for EU industrial leadership.