PAH-rich Oil Ban

In its October 2010 meeting, the ETRMA Board of Directors named proper market surveillance as one priority area. ETRMA launched two PAH-rich oil test campaigns, which have shown that about ten percent of imported tyres do not abide by EU rules. It is not possible to tell by looking at a tyre if it conforms to the regulations so consumers are unwittingly buying illegal products on EU markets.

ETRMA is of the strong opinion that no consumer should unknowingly be confronted with the possibility of buying illegal tyres. This is a matter of the proper working of the Single Market, of consumer safety and of the competitiveness of the European industry. It is the responsibility of the EU and its Member States to protect their citizens by assuring that only legal products can be found on the market.