Questionnaire to Member States and stakeholders in the framework of the Retail Market Monitoring exercise
Policy field(s)
Internal Market / A Single Market for Services / Retail services
Target group(s)
All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from Member States' authorities as well as European and national stakeholders offering or receiving retail services.
Period of consultation

From 08.04.2009 to 05.06.2009

Objective of the consultation
The aim of this questionnaire is to collect information that will be used by the Commission's services to prepare a Communication on Market Monitoring for the Retail trade sector in the EU. The Commission has decided to focus its attention on five generic supply chains. These are those for grocery, pharmacy, textiles, electronic goods and recreational goods. It is an open questionnaire addressed to Member States authorities as well as to European and national stakeholders.

The questionnaire is long but the Commission does not expect all stakeholders to reply to all sections/questions but rather to provide responses to those sections of most relevance for their operations.

The Retail Market Monitoring Questionnaire is therefore divided into two parts:

- Part A (Stakeholders): 8 questions (a) – (h) are put up front. These questions seek to provide a snap-shot of where stakeholders perceive problems on the retail market and the type of problem. We hope that stakeholders will be able to respond to all 8 questions. The main questionnaire consists of 57 questions aiming to provide a more detailed picture of the retail market. We hope that you can provide responses to those sections of most relevance for your operations.

- Part B (Member States and national authorities), 37 questions, primarily relating to national legislation, codes and framework conditions.

How to submit your contribution
Please send your response, mentioning clearly identification details such as name, organisation and contact details, to the following email address: MARKT-RMM-Questionnaire@ec.europa.eu. Please also mention clearly the question you are replying to. We welcome replies in all official EU languages.

The deadline for submitting responses is 05 June 2009. Comments received after that deadline will be processed on a best effort basis.

We welcome contributions from citizens, organisations and public authorities.

  • If you are answering this consultation as a citizen, please click here PDF to submit your contribution.
  • If you are answering this consultation on behalf of an organisation, please click here to submit your contribution.
  • If you are answering this consultation on behalf of a public authority, please click here PDF to submit your contribution.
Received contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.
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Reference documents and other, related consultations
Contact details
Responsible service :  Directorate General Internal Market and Services,
Directorate Services
Unit E2: Free movement of services and establishment II: Retail and Information services
E-mail : MARKT-RMM-Questionnaire@ec.europa.eu
Postal address : European Commission, B-1049 Brussels, Belgium
Number of responses received to this consultation
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Results of consultation and next steps

Last update: 20-04-2009