The Impact Assessment Guidelines – SEC(2009) 92 set quality standards and give general guidance to the Commission services carrying out impact assessment work. Further thematic guidance documents support the assessment of specific impacts.
In preparation for an ongoing revision of the 2009 Guidelines, the Commission has commissioned a study to review different methods for assessing costs and benefits of regulation. The study neither prefigures the content of the revised Guidelines nor commits the European Commission.
The main steps of the Commission's IA work are: