EU INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY
The European textile and clothing (T&C) manufacturing industry has tremendous capacity for research and innovation, boasts a skilled workforce, and has reinvented itself through investment in people, creativity, advanced manufacturing technologies, market diversification and internationalization.
For this reason, the swift and determined support of the European institutions and the Member States is now required to create even more jobs and growth in Europe. To reach this scope, EURATEX, together with more than 130 industrial associations in the framework of the Industry4Europe coalition, works towards the European institutions calling on the European Commission to adopt a long-term and an ambitious EU Industrial Strategy to tackle the challenges of the EU industry.
EURATEX seeks at maintaining this cooperation with the European institutions to discuss and implement a long-term European industry strategy that will help safeguard the world leader position of European manufacturers and jobs in Europe.
EURATEX strives for cost effectiveness and harmonization of the EU legal framework being in line with market and business needs to facilitate the development of new products and processes in the European market. EURATEX is therefore actively engaging with its counterparts to ensure the SMEs interests are represented in the European legislative process and closely monitors:
PPE Regulation: The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Regulation (2016/425) applies as of April 2018 laying down requirements for the design and manufacture of PPE and harmonises health and safety requirements for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in all Member States.
Textile Names Regulation: The Regulation (1007/2011) on Textile Fibre Names and related Labelling and Marking of the Fibre Composition of Textile Products applies as of May 2012 and harmonises the names of textile fibres and the indications appearing on labels, markings and documents which accompany textile products at the various stages of their production, processing and distribution.