Subject files

Blue background of a committee meeting with Activity Report 2019-2024 in yellow text

The IMCO Activity Report lists all of the main legislative and non-legislative activities carried out by the committee during the 9th term. It was presented to Members at the committee meeting of 20 March 2024.

On 24 April 2024, Parliament adopted a regulation on approval and market surveillance of non-road mobile machinery circulating on public roads and amending Regulation (EU) 2019/1020. The text will now have to be formally approved by the Council as well. After that, it will published in the Official Journal and it will become a binding law for all member states.

Negotiating team present at the trilogue on the single market emergency instrument proposal of 1 February 2024

On 24 April 2024, Parliament formally adopted the package on the the Regulation establishing the Internal Market Emergency and Resilience Act. The package now has to be formally approved by the Council as well. After that, rules will be published in the Official Journal and become a binding law for all member states.

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The proposal for a Directive establishing harmonised requirements in the internal market on transparency of interest representation carried out on behalf of third countries covers activities conducted with the objective of influencing the development, formulation or implementation of policy or legislation, or of the public decision-making process in the EU. The Rapporteur is Mr Pablo Arias Echeverría (EPP). Members considered a working document by the Rapporteur at the meeting of 3 April 2024.

An online payment being made by card

On 23 April 2024, Parliament adopted its position on the proposal for a regulation combating late payment in commercial transactions. The Rapporteur is Ms Róża Thun und Hohenstein (Renew). The file will be followed up by the new Parliament after the European elections on 6-9 June.

The negotiating team at the last trilogue on the Forced Labour proposal of 4 March 2024

On 23 April 2024, Parliament adopted the Regulation on Prohibiting products made with forced labour on the Union market. The co-Rapporteurs for this file are Ms Maria-Manuel LEITÃO-MARQUES (S&D, IMCO) and Ms Samira RAFAELA (Renew, INTA). The text now has to get a final formal approval from the EU Council. It will then be published in the Official Journal. Member states will have to start applying the rules in 3 years time.

The people participating at the final trilogue on the proposal on the Right to Repair of 1.2.2024

On 23 April 2024, Parliament adopted the directive promoting the repair of goods. The rules clarify the obligations for manufacturers to repair goods and encourage consumers to extend a product’s lifecycle through repair. Once the directive is adopted by Council and published in the EU Official Journal, member states will have 24 months to transpose it into national law.

Negotiating Team at the last Construction Products trilogue of 13.12.23

On 10 April 2024, Parliament adopted the text of the provisional agreement between Parliament and Council on a new construction products regulation. The Rapporteur is Mr Christian Doleschal (EPP). After formal approval by the Council, the new regulation will be published in the Official Journal and will become binding and directly applicable for member states.