The European Technical Assessment is a product performance certificate. It proves that your product meets the requirements of the European Union. The ETA enables you to market construction products throughout Europe even if they are not covered or not fully covered by a harmonised standard. If your product complies with a standard, no product performance certificate can be obtained via an ETA.
The result of the ETA is the declaration of performance and the CE marking. This allows you to market your product throughout the European Economic Area, Switzerland and Turkey.
You can apply for an ETA for any construction product that is not or not completely covered by a harmonised standard.
Construction products are products that are permanently installed in structures. These can be, for example, steel, windows, beams, thermal insulation materials or waterproofing. Built-in cupboards, on the other hand, are not construction products.
However, the product may only be installed in a structure if it complies in particular with the requirements imposed on structures by the building regulations of the respective state.