Impact of Brexit on the EU industry producing household appliances

This position paper seeks to provide an analysis of the key aspects of Brexit that will impact on household appliance manufacturers in Europe. It reflects on the complexity of the current legislative framework regulating our sector, its continuous change and finally, identifies our sector's priorities based on aggregated results of data collection CECED has made among its members.

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By CECED

29 Nov 2017


The European Committee of Domestic Equipment Manufacturers (CECED) represents home appliance manufacturers from across Europe. By promoting innovative, sustainable products and solutions for EU homes, CECED has helped build the sector into an economic powerhouse, with an annual turnover of EUR 44 billion, investing over EUR 1.4 billion in R&D activities and creating nearly 1 million jobs in Europe. CECED members produce large household appliances (refrigerators, freezers, ovens, washing machines and dryers), small household appliances (vacuum cleaners, irons, toasters and toothbrushes) and home comfort appliances (air conditioners, heat pumps and local space heaters) within the EU. CECED has 20 Direct Members and 26 National Associations covering 25 countries.

Following the triggering of Article 50 in March 2017, the withdrawal of the UK from the EU is currently being negotiated. The companies that are members of CECED have significant concerns about the progress of the negotiations and the new future relationship between EU/UK. The current level of uncertainty is unhelpful for companies to plan for future operations.
CECED provides a complex analysis of key aspects having impact on our sector. 

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