A group of industry representatives including Insurance Europe have issued a statement ahead of the start of the EU trilogues - negotiations between the European Parliament, Council and Commission - on the proposed Product Liability Directive (PLD) revision. They expressed concern about the way in which the revision would change a long-standing and well-functioning balance of competition, innovation, and consumer protection on the EU single market.
The signatories urge policymakers to rethink their approach to achieving a product liability framework that is in tune with contemporary market realities.
The signatories are:
- APPLiA - Home Appliance Europe
- BusinessEurope — the confederation of European business
- COCIR — the European association representing the medical imaging, radiotherapy, health ICT and electromedical industries
- Ecommerce Europe — the voice of the European digital commerce sector
- Digital Europe - trade association representing digitally transforming industries in Europe
- EFPIA — the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations
- Eurochambres — the association of European chambers of commerce and industry
- EuroCommerce — the voice of the retail and wholesale sector in Europe
- European Justice Forum — promoting balanced, transparent and efficient access to civil justice for consumers and enterprises in Europe
- Insurance Europe — the European insurance and reinsurance federation
- MedTech Europe — the European association for the medical technology industries
- Orgalim — representing Europe’s technology industries