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Oral question on Emission measurements in the automotive sector

02-10-2015 - 08:37
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The US EPA issued on 18 September a notice of violation of emissions limits against Volkswagen due to a variety of models of diesel car emitting up to 40 times more pollution than emission standards allow. Volkswagen has admitted having fixed the tests for diesel emissions levels in the US market through "defeat devices" that cheat the emissions test for nitrogen oxides. ENVI, IMCO, ITRE and TRAN jointly draft an OQ to the EC to assess whether European testing regimes have also been affected.

Study on TTIP: Challenges and Opportunities in the Area of Services

30-09-2015 - 08:17
Study TTIP Challenges and opportunities in the area of services

This study finds that there is significant scope for the EU to benefit from freeing up of transatlantic services trade while safeguarding European values and preserving the right to regulate. Importantly, TTIP negotiation of reduced transatlantic regulatory barriers will help unify the internal EU services market, leading to significant increases in intra-EU services trade. This paper was prepared by Policy Department A at the request of IMCO Committee.

Fourth meeting of the working group on Digital Single Market

30-09-2015 - 08:17

The meeting was dedicated to discussing the dismantling of online barriers for consumers. Members discussed with stakeholders and members of the Permanent Representations to the EU on possible further actions when it comes to the consumer legislative framework for online purchases, and on measures needed to tackle geo-blocking. The meeting counted, among other speakers, with the participation of Mrs. Věra Jourová, Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs.

Towards Improved Single Market Regulation: Committee vote

23-09-2015 - 15:40
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On 23 September, Members voted on the report on Towards Improved Single Market Regulation (SMR). The report addresses the whole policy cycle and how transposition and implementation of SMR can be improved in order to contribute positively to the functioning of the SM. It also look into the tools to improve SMR, amongst them impact assessment, consultation process, implementation, tools available to monitor how EU law is being applied, infringements and ex-post evaluation and review.

Studies on TTIP (textile and labelling, Customs and Trade facilities) and UTP

14-09-2015 - 14:40
Imco studies prepared by POLdep A

At the request of the IMCO committee, Policy Department A produced three studies on: - challenges and opportunities in the area of Textiles and Labelling, - TTIP - challenges and opportunities in the area of Customs and - Trade Facilities and Unfair trading practices in the business-to-business food supply chain. A summary of the studies as well as the link to them are below.

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28-09-2015 - 15:08
IMCO Vergadering
23-09-2015 - 09:10
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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