The EU Single Market for Goods consists of 500 million consumers and 21 million small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Trade within the internal market is essential for the growth of enterprises and inward investment. The European Commission’s main goal is to ensure the free movement of goods within the market, and to set high safety standards for consumers and the protection of the environment.
On 28 October 2015, the European Commission presented a new Single Market Strategy to deliver a deeper and fairer Single Market that will benefit both consumers and businesses.
The full Single Market Strategy and underlying analysis are now available. See the communication (458 kB), staff working document (2 MB), press release, fact sheet (266 kB) and supporting economic analysis for more information.
EU business benefit from:
EU citizens benefit from: