The European Technical Assessment (ETA) is an alternative for construction products not covered by a harmonised standard. It is a document providing information on their performance assessment. The procedure is established in the Construction Products Regulation and offers a way for manufacturers to draw up the Declaration of Performance and affix the CE marking. It contributes to the free movement of construction products and the creation of a strong Single Market.
The main content of the European Technical Assessment is information on the intended use and performance of a product.
The European Assessment Document (EAD) is a harmonised technical specification for construction products. It is developed by the European Organisation for Technical Assessment (EOTA) for cases where a product is not fully covered by harmonised European standards. EADs are the basis for issuing European Technical Assessments. The document contains:
Technical Assessment Bodies (TABs) assess construction products on the base of European Assessment Documents. These bodies are designated by EU countries according to national procedures. A list of Technical Assessment Bodies including their respective product areas is available in the NANDO-CPR database.
To facilitate the co-operation of Technical Assessment Bodies, the European Organisation for Technical Assessment was established. The organisation carries out the following tasks: