free movement of goods

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People living in border regions [What Europe does for you]

If you are one of the 150 million people living near an internal EU border, you probably cross it regularly, whether for work, study, shopping or leisure. The EU makes such trips easier. Continue reading

Mutual recognition of goods [EU Legislation in Progress]

Despite significant progress in recent decades, the EU single market for goods is not yet fully integrated. Intra-EU trade is important as it remains twice as big as extra-EU trade and is consistently rising. Continue reading

Free movement of goods within the EU single market

The free movement of goods is one of the four fundamental freedoms of the EU – together with services, capital and people – and a cornerstone of the single market. Continue reading

Cross-border parcel delivery services [EU Legislation in Progress]

High prices and the inconvenience of cross-border parcel delivery have been identified as being among the main obstacles to a bigger uptake of e-commerce among European consumers and retailers. Continue reading

The Cost of Non-Europe in the Single Market. Part I – Free Movement of Goods

Cost of Non-Europe Reports identify the possibilities for economic or other gains and/or the realisation of a ‘public good’ through common action at EU level in specific policy areas and sectors. This Cost of Non-Europe Report seeks to analyse the costs for citizens, businesses and relevant stake-holders of remaining gaps and barriers in the European … Continue reading

Sécurité des consommateurs renforcée

5 language versions available in PDF format Gestärkte Verbrauchersicherheit Refuerzo de la seguridad de los consumidores Sicurezza dei consumatori rafforzata Lepsza ochrona konsumentów Sécurité des consommateurs renforcée La sécurité des produits constitue une condition nécessaire à la libre circulation des produits dans l’Union européenne (UE). Elle est indispensable pour assurer la protection des consommateurs et … Continue reading

Freedom of movement for EU public documents

Around 2.5% of the EU population is resident in a Member State (MS) other than that of their origin. In the past decade, increasing numbers of EU citizens have taken advantage of free movement within the internal market, wishing to live, work or study in another MS. However, according to the European Commission, this freedom … Continue reading

Further steps to complete the Single Market

Mainly due to late or incomplete transposition and implementation of legislation, the Single Market is not yet fully completed, especially in areas such as network industries, Digital Single Market and mobility of people. Liberalisation of network industries is especially challenging and produces mixed results with regards to performance and consumer benefits. Deepening the Single Market … Continue reading

Market surveillance and product safety

Safety is a key principle of EU legislation, in particular for products.Making sure that economic actors abide by safety standards is a function of market surveillance. This aims to ensure that products circulating in the single market are compliant with the applicable requirements, in particular those for safety.Strong and effective market surveillance feeds consumers’ confidence … Continue reading

Establishing Free Zones for regional development

Free Zones are geographic areas in which a governmental authority offers incentives, different from the host country’s regular policies, to companies operating in the region. Given the nature of these incentives, designated zones are often said to function as “growth poles” for the region, or even beyond. Within the European Union, 74 Free Zones are … Continue reading

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