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Parliamentary question - P-002459/2023Parliamentary question

Better Regulation guidelines and application of SME test in revision of EU framework for tobacco control


Priority question for written answer  P-002459/2023
to the Commission
Rule 138
Alexandr Vondra (ECR)

The Commission is currently evaluating the EU framework for tobacco control, which includes the Tobacco Products Directive[1] and other related tobacco control policies. This evaluation is supposed to be carried out in line with Better Regulation guidelines that reflect the Commission’s commitment to carefully assess the impacts of proposals on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to ensure that actions are targeted, achieve their objectives and do not add unnecessary costs. Instruments such as the SME test should help to achieve this aim.

However, the recently closed public consultation evaluating the legislative framework for tobacco control did not include any specific questions related to the impact on SMEs operating under the existing framework or to the SMEs that could be potentially impacted by the proposed changes.

Given the above:

Submitted: 29.8.2023

Last updated: 1 September 2023
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