Orgalime Blog

Orgalime has just joined manufacturing crunch, a global online community for, and about manufacturers and manufacturing. The aim is to try to get some user-generated content from around the globe on issues like REACH, climate change, energy, health care, international tax, trade, immigration and workforce issues, among others………… Join the conversation too……….

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The industry is worth 1 885 billion euro Europe-wide. I think that is worth your while to read the issues that we have to contend with in order to stay competitive in Europe and on the global markets. We represent one third of the manufactured exports of the EU. Go on, give it a try……..more

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In a letter to all MEPs, Orgalime has expressed it’s concerns with respect to the upcoming votes of the European Parliament on the draft Podimata report and draft energy labelling implementation measures for refrigerators and TVs. Orgalime requests their support for resolving, what in our view, are major issues in the establishment of the European… » read more

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European consumers expect safe products. European manufacturers expect fair competition. But the lack of a pan-European framework for market surveillance and enforcement activities means the expectations of both communities are unfulfilled. Hence, today we have (in conjunction with ANEC – the European consumer voice in standardisation) today issued a common position paper calling on Member… » read more

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ManuFuture, the European technology platform on future manufacturing technologies, last week decided to set up a new industry-led R&D association – “European Factories of the Future Research Association” (EFFRA) – that will engage into a public private partnership in the area of R&D with the European Commission. The European Technology Platform involves key stakeholders across… » read more

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Orgalime have recently submitted their position papers for the recast of WEEE and RoHS. However, it seems that transparency and better regulation have been forgotten with their latest proposals. In terms of WEEE: A Lack of transparency. Notwithstanding certain stakeholder consultations before summer 2008, the Commission did not discuss key options chosen for the final… » read more

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The news that Eurofer have withdrawn their anti-dumping complaint originally filed in December 2007 against imports of cold rolled stainless steel from China, Korea and Taiwan is welcome. It only makes sense. It is also not a surprise since the steel industry also withdrew their anti-dumping complaint against imports of hot-dip galvanised sheet from China.… » read more

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The European Parliament and the Council will shortly discuss the Commission’s proposal on recasting the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (COM2008/780/Final). Orgalime fully supports the objective of the recast to further improve the energy efficiency performance of buildings in all Member States. In the framework of the ELECTRA High Level Experts Group, our industry has,… » read more

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