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Your contribution (Note that, whatever option chosen, your answers may be subject to a request for public access to documents under Regulation (EC) N°1049/2001 by an interested third party)([ID93])
In your country of residence, are there any restrictions on payments in cash?([ID12])
How do you assess these national restrictions on payments in cash?([ID97])
Would you agree to the introduction of restrictions on payments in cash at EU level?([ID20])
In your opinion, what could be the main arguments against the introduction of restrictions on payments in cash at EU level (multiple replies are possible)?([ID102])
If restrictions were introduced at EU level, should they:([ID23])
If restrictions on payments in cash were introduced at EU level, should the limit be:([ID110])
If restrictions on payments in cash were introduced at EU level, should they apply to:([ID5])
If restrictions on payments in cash were introduced at EU level, would they hinder or benefit you, or your business or your organisation?([ID119])
How would the introduction of restrictions on payments in cash EU level benefit you, or your business or your organisation (multiple replies are possible)?([ID127])
How would the introduction of restrictions on payments in cash EU level hinder you, or your business or your organisation (multiple replies are possible)?([ID124])
If restrictions on payments in cash were introduced at EU level, do you believe they would negatively affect the economy?([ID137])
Do you consider that the negative impact on the economy is:([ID142])
In your opinion, do existing restrictions on payments in cash established at national level distort competition or create obstacles to trade in the internal market?([ID147])
Do you believe that restrictions on payments in cash at EU level could contribute to combating terrorism financing?([ID16])
Do you feel that the benefits of restrictions on cash payment in the fight against illicit activities outweighs the loss of personal liberty or increased inconvenience when conducting business?([ID84])
In your opinion, could restrictions on payments in cash at EU level contribute to tackling any of the following illicit activities (multiple replies are possible)?([ID68])
Do you think that the announcement of the European Central Bank to stop issuing new €500 banknotes from 2018 onwards would be sufficient to combat the misuse of cash in illicit activities?([ID81])
Do you believe that an obligation to declare payments in cash above a certain threshold would be as effective as restrictions on payment in cash to combat the misuse of cash in illicit activities?([ID152])
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An individual in your personal capacity.
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They are appropriate.
They are too restrictive.
They are not restrictive enough.
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Paying anonymously in cash is an essential personal freedom.
Paying in cash is convenient.
Alternatives to payments in cash are either unavailable or more expensive.
Restrictions on payments in cash hamper business.
Restrictions on payments in cash are ineffective in achieving the potential objectives (fight against criminal activities, terrorism, tax evasion).
None of the above.
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Be identical in all Member States.
Depend on the specificities of the Member State concerned.
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Very low (between €500 and €1500, or the equivalent in other national currencies).
Rather low (between €1500 and 3500€, or the equivalent in other national currencies).
In the middle (between €3500 and €6500, or the equivalent in other national currencies).
Rather high (between €6500 and €9500, or the equivalent in other national currencies).
Very high (above €9500, or the equivalent in other national currencies).
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All persons, residents and non-residents.
Only residents of the EU.
Only residents of the country where the transaction takes place.
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They would be beneficial.
They would not have any significant impact.
They would be a hindrance.
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Handling cash is cumbersome.
Handling cash is expensive.
Handling cash carries a security risk.
My activity is to provide alternative non-cash means of payments.
While I am constrained by national restrictions on payments in cash, my competitors are not.
None of the above.
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Alternative means of payments are more cumbersome or expensive.
I currently have a competitive advantage against competitors that are already constrained by existing national restrictions.
My customers insist on paying in cash and might prefer to not conduct a transaction altogether rather than use alternative means of payments.
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Yes, but only mildly.
Yes, significantly.
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Acceptable in view of the objectives pursued (fight against criminal activities, terrorism, tax evasion).
Not warranted by the objective pursued (fight against criminal activities, terrorism, tax evasion).
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Serious criminal activities and organised crime.
Minor criminal activities.
Money laundering.
Tax evasion.
Other illicit activities.
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First name:

Last name:

What is your country of residence ?

Email address:

Are you responding as:

If you reply as a representative of a corporation, association, organisation or authority, please indicate its name:

Is your organisation included in the Transparency Register?
(If your organisation is not registered, we invite you to register here, although it is not compulsory to be registered to reply to this consultation. Why a transparency register?)

If so, please indicate your Register ID number.

Your contribution
(Note that, whatever option chosen, your answers may be subject to a request for public access to documents under Regulation (EC) N°1049/2001 by an interested third party)

In your country of residence, are there any restrictions on payments in cash?

How do you assess these national restrictions on payments in cash?

Would you agree to the introduction of restrictions on payments in cash at EU level?

In your opinion, what could be the main arguments against the introduction of restrictions on payments in cash at EU level (multiple replies are possible)?

If restrictions were introduced at EU level, should they:

If restrictions on payments in cash were introduced at EU level, should the limit be:

If restrictions on payments in cash were introduced at EU level, should they apply to:

If restrictions on payments in cash were introduced at EU level, would they hinder or benefit you, or your business or your organisation?

How would the introduction of restrictions on payments in cash EU level benefit you, or your business or your organisation (multiple replies are possible)?

How would the introduction of restrictions on payments in cash EU level hinder you, or your business or your organisation (multiple replies are possible)?

If restrictions on payments in cash were introduced at EU level, do you believe they would negatively affect the economy?

Do you consider that the negative impact on the economy is:

In your opinion, do existing restrictions on payments in cash established at national level distort competition or create obstacles to trade in the internal market?

Do you believe that restrictions on payments in cash at EU level could contribute to combating terrorism financing?

Do you feel that the benefits of restrictions on cash payment in the fight against illicit activities outweighs the loss of personal liberty or increased inconvenience when conducting business?

In your opinion, could restrictions on payments in cash at EU level contribute to tackling any of the following illicit activities (multiple replies are possible)?

Do you think that the announcement of the European Central Bank to stop issuing new €500 banknotes from 2018 onwards would be sufficient to combat the misuse of cash in illicit activities?

Do you believe that an obligation to declare payments in cash above a certain threshold would be as effective as restrictions on payment in cash to combat the misuse of cash in illicit activities?

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