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Parliamentary questions
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4 March 2021
Priority question for written answer  P-001263/2021
to the Commission
Rule 138
Andrzej Halicki (PPE)
 Answer in writing 
 Subject: Access for businesses to documents on the Commission's Smart Kids Belt

The principle of the mobility of services, including activities of a commercial nature, is one of the pillars of the EU Single Market and part of the catalogue of freedoms that apply within the Union. Parliament has repeatedly stressed the importance of the EU institutions respecting these principles, which have an impact on the day-to-day functioning of businesses and on consumers. EU regulations and directives, which regulate the safety and quality of the services and products on offer in the EU, are also an important part of the acquis and a necessary operating principle.

In this context, I kindly ask for clarification of the situation of the company Smart Kid S.A., which is the object of a non-compliance procedure conducted by the Commission concerning the approval issued by the Polish approval authority TDT for the Smart Kids Belt product.

1. Specifically, what is the formal and substantive basis for the decision to review the safety parameters of the SKB?

2. On the basis of what expert opinions and documents does the Commission intend to take the relevant decisions, and in what manner were they selected?

3. Is the Commission planning to conduct studies comparing the safety of SKBs with that of other competing products on the market?

It is not the role of a Member of the European Parliament to take sides in a technical dispute, but on the basis of Article 9 TEU and Article 15 TFEU, a Member has a duty to defend access for businesses to information and documents that relate to their product. The Commission's decision should be taken in a transprent manner.

Original language of question: PL
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