Enhancing the competitiveness of our companies, or rather remaining competitive, is the dominant sentiment among industry leaders. Besides all that our companies do, every act of legislation has an impact on industry competitiveness, too.
The cumulative effect of legislation on the manufacturers must not be underestimated – ranging from requirements on production processes [Emission Trading Scheme III], through the chemicals used [REACH], to end of life management of products [Producer Responsibility; Resource Efficient Europe]. Finally our tyres increasingly face trade barriers stemming from legislation of countries beyond the EU.
ETRMA in Brussels continues to deploy the necessary steps to put forward the industry points of view, anticipating and assisting the EU institutions in their sophisticated regulatory steps and pushing for free trade and better market access.