According to the final draft of the Ecodesign Framework Regulation COM (2022) 142 final, a Digital Product Passport (DPP) is to be provided for products within its scope. “The aim of the measure is to make product information available to stakeholders along the entire value chain, to help consumers make informed choices, to enable other stakeholders such as repair or recycling companies to access relevant information, and to enable national competent authorities to carry out their tasks,” says the EU Commission. In its annual Union for European Standardisation Work Programme 2023, the Commission now announces the development and revision of standards to implement the DPP requirements. In this way, the areas of
- Data carriers and unique identifiers,
- Management of access rights,
- Interoperability (technical, semantic, organisational), including data exchange protocols and formats,
- Data storage,
- Data processing (initiation, modification, updating),
- Data authentication, reliability and integrity; and
- Data security and data protection
are to be regulated at the normative level.
Manufacturers and importers of products already covered by an implementing regulation of 2009/125/EC should pay careful attention to this development.
The example of DPP shows that optimal Legal Monitoring is necessary as an existential risk precaution in order to protect you under product law. If you have any questions, the trade-e-bility advisory team will be pleased to assist you via firstname.lastname@example.org or +49/40/750687-300, especially in the case of labelling obligations for products or packaging.