Potential revenue from the extension of charging fees by EU Agencies

07-09-2018

This study explores the potential revenue from the extension of charging fees by EU Agencies. It presents a high-level review of the current and prospective situation of fees and charges in the 33 decentralised EU Agencies, and a detailed review of fees and charges for 6 Agencies in particular: ACER, EASA, ECHA, EFSA, ERA and ESMA. The study focuses mainly on Agencies’ fees collected from industry and on fees charged for services rendered. It extends the analysis to alternative funding means where relevant. Finally, it provides conclusions on the benefits and limitations of introducing or extending fee-based systems in EU Agencies.

This study explores the potential revenue from the extension of charging fees by EU Agencies. It presents a high-level review of the current and prospective situation of fees and charges in the 33 decentralised EU Agencies, and a detailed review of fees and charges for 6 Agencies in particular: ACER, EASA, ECHA, EFSA, ERA and ESMA. The study focuses mainly on Agencies’ fees collected from industry and on fees charged for services rendered. It extends the analysis to alternative funding means where relevant. Finally, it provides conclusions on the benefits and limitations of introducing or extending fee-based systems in EU Agencies.

External author

Jean-Jacques Lennon, Mathieu Saunier, Thierry Van Schoubroeck