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29-06-2015 - 21:40
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The next Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday 15 July (09.00 - 12.30 and 15.00 - 18.30) and Thursday 16 July (09.00 - 12.30) in Altiero Spinelli (1G3).


Reduction of pollutant emissions from road vehicles

30-06-2015 - 17:38
reduction of pollutant emissions form road vehicles

IMCO adopted its Opinion to the ENVI Committee by 20 votes in favour, 9 against and 1 abstention. 75 amendments and 2 compromise amendments were tabled to the draft opinion. CAM 1 concerning fuel consumption meters and gear shift indicators for LD and HD vehicles was adopted. CAM 2concerning methane as a greenhouse gas was also adopted. Furthermore, the IMCO opinion clarifies the areas of the scope of vehicles touched by the regulation and test cycles. On the scope, the opinion changes the vehicle mass limit (Article 1) and on test cycles the opinion contains a review of the accuracy of test cycles on a regular basis (Article14). The opinion is in line with the Commission's proposal to broaden the scope of emissions also including the greenhouse gas methane.

Votes and Legislative scrutiny on combating late payment in commercial transactions

23-06-2015 - 15:26
Legislative Scrutiny time in IMCO

On 23 June, IMCO voted on the opinions on Emission limits and type-approval for internal combustion engines for non-road mobile machinery and possible extension of geographical indication protection of the EU to non-agricultural products. IMCO also hold a legislative scrutiny session on late payment Directive, with the participation of DG GROW. The Directive was adopted in 2011 in order to protect European businesses against late payment and to improve their competitiveness.

8 at-a-glance notes on "TTIP: Opportunities and challenges"

21-06-2015 - 16:52
at-a-glance studies on TTIP

The compilation of 8 at-a-glance notes on "TTIP: Opportunities and challenges" (prepared by the Policy Department A for the IMCO Committee) cover 8 sectors: - services, - public procurement, - technical barriers to trade, including standards, - customs and trade facilitation, - consumer protection, - textiles and labelling, - motor vehicles and engineering, including machinery.

The analyses done on the opportunities and challenges Europe faces with regard to the negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). They examine options of the TTIP from the point of view of EU offensive and defensive interests.

Joint SEDE-IMCO-ITRE committee meeting with Commissioner Bienkowska

21-06-2015 - 16:36
committee meeting with Commissioner Bienkowska

The discussion focused on topics of special interest for the MEPs from all three committees. In the opening statement IMCO Chair Vicky Ford reminded IMCO's input throughout the adoption of the defence package in 2009. She also emphasised the specificities of the defence and security sector and the need to find the right balance between sensitivity concerns of the Member States and internal market rules and principles.

In her opening speech Ms Bieńkowska referred to the Commission's priorities with respect to the defence sector, especially as regards the European Defence industry and related Single Market issues. She particularly focused on presenting the joint report prepared by the Commission and the High Representative in May 2015 on the EU's progress in promoting a European Defence and Technological Industrial Base,most notably in the areas of the internal market, research and industrial policies. In that context the Commissioner underlined the importance of proper implementation and enforcement of the defence package and the evaluation process which has already started. The implementation report was said to be released already in the first half of 2016. The Commissioner stressed that the evaluation should form a basis for further discussion and that only thereafter any legislative proposals could be considered, and to the extent necessary.Amongst others, the Commissioner also elaborated on the work done and further plans to facilitate the market access for SMEs and the respective dedicated expert group. She also referred to the aspects of security of supply throughout the EU, with emphasis on the possibilities for Member States to confidently purchase products and technologies from any EU-established company.

Votes on Single Market Governance and package travel

21-01-2015 - 22:05
IMCO votes

On 22 January Members voted on the draft report on Single Market governance within the European Semester 2015 and on the mandate to enter trialogue negotiations on package travel and assisted travel arrangements. They also voted on the opinions on undeclared work and EU competition policy.

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MEPs close deal with Council on seal products

IMCO 25-06-2015 - 14:56

Trading in seal products from hunts hitherto conducted to protect fishing stocks will be banned in the EU in future but the exemption for the trade in products derived from seal hunts carried out by the Inuit community will remain, under the preliminary deal struck by internal market MEPs and the Latvian Presidency of the Council on Thursday. (Lue lisää)


Seal products: internal market MEPs strengthen EU trade ban

IMCO 04-06-2015 - 12:00

An exception to the EU ban on trade in seal products was deleted by the Internal Market Committee on Thursday. MEPs ruled out EU sales of seal products from “maritime resource management” hunts, in line with a 2014 World Trade Organisation ruling. But another exception, for the Inuit community, whose way of life depends on these products, remains. (Lue lisää)

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29-06-2015 - 15:10
IMCO Kokous
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IMCO Kokous


Vicky Ford

IMCO-valiokunta vastaa niiden unionin säännösten valvonnasta, jotka koskevat tavaroiden ja palvelujen vapaata liikkuvuutta, työntekijöiden vapaata liikkuvuutta, tullipolitiikkaa, standardointia ja kuluttajien taloudellisia etuja. Valiokunnan jäsenet pyrkivät vähentämään kaupan esteitä ja yksinkertaistamaan lainsäädäntöä lisätäkseen kilpailua sisämarkkinoilla ottaen samalla huomioon kuluttajien edut monilla eri aloilla.

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