Product Liability Directive: European industry calls for a major rethink


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