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L-aħħar aħbarijiet
 
Season's greetings / Joyeuses fêtes

The IMCO secretariat wishes you
 
a Merry Christmas
and a happy New Year.

   
 
Titilfuhix
 
Personal protective equipment - presentation by the Commission

The Commission representative highlighted that it is an external study including a public consultation in which 27 % of the respondents were enterprises. The main issues of the proposal is the alignment to the New Legislative Framework, a change to the product coverage with the inclusion of oven gloves and dishwashing gloves, a reclassification of certain products, a change of three basic health and safety requirements and, finally, the change of the current directive into a regulation. The inclusion of oven gloves and dishwashing gloves was done because these products have become mass market products since the adoption of the current directive in 1989. The manufacturers of these products (the market for these products is 1.5 bill euro and the EU production is 100 mill euro) usually produce the same oven gloves and dishwashing gloves for professional and industrial use and having the same rules for both products would make production, import and market surveillance easier. Furthermore, the consumer should be able to expect a high level of safety from oven gloves that indicate to offer such protection. The Commission representative clarified that there are 4000 producers of personal protective equipment in Europe, but only a fraction of these produce oven gloves or dishwashing gloves. It was also indicated, that there is a challenge with available data on the subject. The statistics do not specify which injuries are related to gloves that offer inadequate protection.

 
Għal aktar informazzjoni
 
Cableway installations – 3 December AM

Mr López-Istúriz presented his draft report on the proposal for a regulation on cableway installations. The rapporteur supports the proposal and the change from a directive into a regulation as it will simplify the regulatory environment. Special attention is given to guarantee the consistency of the text with the new legislative framework decision and the alignment package adopted during the 7th legislature. The rapporteur also proposes to include specific market surveillance rules.

 
Għal aktar informazzjoni
 
State of play of the Single Market Act: an in-depth analysis

This paper presents the progress made by the EU institutions on the implementation of the set of actions known as the Single Market Act I and the Single Market Act II and published by the European Commission in April 2011 and October 2012. It was prepared by Policy Department A for the information of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee.

 
Għal aktar informazzjoni
 
Presentation of the Impact assessment on Trade secrets

DG MARKT presented the proposal for a Directive on the protection of trade secrets against unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure, and the accompanying impact assessment. The proposal seeks to improve the protection of trade secret holders in the single market, which is currently fragmented by varied and uneven national legal regimes, by harmonising Member States' civil laws. This includes notably clarifying the basic concepts related to the definition and unlawful acquisition of trade secrets, and providing the necessary safeguards for the protection of interests of other parties, for example for avoiding abusive litigation and for guaranteeing confidentiality during litigation.
 
Members stressed the merits of the Commission's proposal, especially for SMEs and micro enterprises, and set out some areas for improvement that could be addressed, such as introducing explicit language on the principle of minimum harmonisation. They also underlined the need to balance the protection of trade secrets with the protection of whistle-blowers and workers working in R&D intensive industries; the importance of ensuring confidentiality during litigation; as well as the need to extend the prescription period.

   
 
L-aħħar stqarrijiet
Ara kollox  
IMCO 04-12-2014 - 10:26  

An EP/Council deal on a life-saving automatic emergency call system for cars, agreed on Monday evening, was backed by Internal Market Committee MEPs on Thursday.The “eCall” system would use the 112 number to call the emergency services automatically, enabling them to reach crash scenes faster and thus save lives and reduce the severity of injuries. The deal would require all new car models to be equipped with eCall technology from 31 March 2018.

Preżentazzjoni u kompetenzi
 
Kumitat responsabbli:
 
1. għall-koordinazzjoni fuq livell tal-Unjoni tal-leġislazzjoni nazzjonali fil-qasam tas-suq intern u għall-Unjoni doganali, b'mod partikulari:
(a) il-moviment ħieles tal-merkanzija, inkluża l-armonizzazzjoni ta' l-istandards tekniċi,
(b) id-dritt li wieħed jiftaħ negozju jew jagħti servizz,
(c) il-libertà ta' l-għoti ta' servizzi, ħlief fis-settur finanzjarju u fis-settur postali;
 
2. għall-funzjonament tas-Suq Uniku, inkluż miżuri li għandhom bħala skop l-identifikazzjoni u t-tneħħija ta' affarijiet li jistgħu jkunu ta' xkiel għall-implimentazzjoni tas-Suq Uniku, inkluż is-Suq Uniku Diġitali;
 
3. għall-promozzjoni u l-ħarsien tal-interessi ekonomiċi tal-konsumatur, ħlief għall-kwistjonijiet li għandhom x'jaqsmu mas-saħħa u s-sigurtà tal-ikel;
 
4. għall-politika u l-leġiżlazzjoni rigward l-infurzar tar-regoli dwar is-Suq Uniku u d-drittijiet tal-konsumatur.
 
 
Xandiriet tal-ġurnata
 
L-ebda xandira llum  
Librerija Multimidja
 
Kelmtejn ta' merħba
 
 

Il-kumitat IMCO huwa responsabbli għall-kontroll leġiżlattiv u l-iskrutinju tar-regoli tal-UE dwar il-moviment ħieles tal-proditti u s-servizzi, il-moviment ħieles tal-professjonisti, il-politika dwar id-dwana, l-istandardizzazzjoni u l-interessi ekonomiċi tal-konsumaturi.  Il-membri tal-Kumitat jaħdmu biex inaqqsu l-ostakoli għall-kummerċ ekonomiku u jissimplifikaw il-leġiżlazzjoni ħalli jsaħħu l-kompetittività madwar is-Suq Uniku, filwaqt li jieħdu ħsieb l-interessi tal-konsumaturi f'medda wiesgħa ta' setturi.

Tista' ssegwi l-ħidma tal-Kumitat fuq din il-websajt, li tinkludi aġendi, dokumenti tal-laqgħat, tagħrif dwar is-seduti ta' smigħ/laqgħat ta' ħidma, video-streaming u l-bulettin tagħna.

Suq Uniku li jiffunzjona sewwa huwa importanti biex jiġu sfruttati l-prosperità, l-innovazzjoni u l-kompetittività akbar, li minnhom jibbenefikaw in-negozji u l-konsumaturi.  Għandna ħafna sfidi u opportunitajiet quddiemna, speċjalment li nisfruttaw il-potenzjal tas-Suq Uniku Diġitali u s-suq uniku fis-servizzi. 
 
Il-missjoni tagħna hija li niżguraw li jkun hemm prodotti sikuri, nissalvagwardjaw id-drittijiet tal-konsumaturi, inżommuhom infurmati dwar il-prodotti u s-servizzi, u niġġieldu l-imġiba anti-kompetittiva u nnaqsu l-piżijiet amministrattivi.

Il-Kumitat jaħdem mal-Istati Membri kollha tal-UE sabiex jiżgura li r-regoli tal-UE jkunu prattikabbli u li jkunu implimentati kif xieraq u infurzati fiż-żmien maħsub.

Huwa privileġġ għalija li nkun il-President ta' dan il-Kumitat importanti u li naħdem flimkien ma' membri mill-ispettru politiku kollu, sabiex niksbu benefiċċji għall-konsumaturi, negozji u organizzazzjonijiet oħrajn madwar is-Suq Uniku.


Vicky Ford
President