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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).

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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 Trade in seal products and package travel

10-06-2015 - 10:26
Votes in IMCO Committee

On 4 June IMCO Committee voted on the draft report on Trade in seal products, on the outcome of trilogues on Package travel an assisted travel arrangements and on the corrigendum of pressure equipment report. They also voted on the opinions on 2016 Budget, Interoperability solutions for European public administrations, businesses and citizens (ISA2) and on the contribution to the ITRE motion for resolution on Towards a thriving data-driven economy.

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. (Lees meer)


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. (Lees meer)

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23-06-2015 - 15:07
IMCO Vergadering
23-06-2015 - 09:07
IMCO Vergadering


Vicky Ford

De IMCO-commissie is belast met het toezicht op de EU-wet en -regelgeving op het gebied van het vrije verkeer van goederen en diensten, het vrije verkeer van beroepsuitoefenaars, het douanebeleid, standaardisering en de economische belangen van consumenten. De leden van de commissie zetten zich in voor het elimineren van handelsobstakels en het vereenvoudigen van de wetgeving ter vergroting van het concurrentievermogen in de interne markt, en zien tegelijkertijd toe op het beschermen van de consumentenbelangen in een groot aantal sectoren.

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