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Reference
Ares(2017)1178558
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Evaluation of the functioning of Regulation (EC) 2679/98 on the functioning of the internal market in relation to the free movement of goods among Member states ("the Strawberry Regulation")

Department
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
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6 March 2017 - 3 April 2017
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  • EHPM (Belgium)
    31 March 2017 Business association

    EHPM (Belgium)

    EHPM is the European Health Products Manufacturers Association (www.ehpm.org) registered in the Register of interest representatives under the number 65512466920-96. We represent the interests of approximately 1,750 health-product manufacturers in 14 European countries. Representing businesses (often SMEs) trading across intra-Community borders, EHPM has a keen interest in the workability of internal market rules. In the ongoing process of...

  • Food Supplements Europe (Belgium)
    29 March 2017 Business association

    Food Supplements Europe (Belgium)

    Food Supplements Europe represents the manufacturers and sellers of food supplements and food supplement ingredients in the European Union. Food Supplements Europe welcomes the evaluation and fitness check roadmap on the evaluation of the Regulation on the functioning of the internal market. This is particularly important as the food supplements sector is one of the sectors where mutual recognition is often not applied between certain Member...

  • The Association of German Parallel Distributors of Pharmaceuticals (VAD e.V.) (Germany)
    24 March 2017 Business association

    The Association of German Parallel Distributors of Pharmaceuticals (VAD e.V.) (Germany)

    The Association of German Parallel Distributors of Pharmaceuticals (VAD e.V.) wishes to submit its feedback to the Commission’s roadmap on the Evaluation of the functioning of Regulation (EC) 2679/98 on the functioning of the internal market in relation to the free movement of goods among Member states. The Internal Market and the free movement of goods are one of the cornerstones of the European Union. For this reason, defending the Internal...

  • The European Very Low Calorie Diet Industry Group (United Kingdom)
    16 March 2017 Business association

    The European Very Low Calorie Diet Industry Group (United Kingdom)

    The European Very Low Calorie Diet Industry Group (VLCD IG) wishes to submit its comments to the Commission’s roadmap on the Evaluation of the functioning of Regulation (EC) 2679/98 on the functioning of the internal market in relation to the free movement of goods among Member states ("the Strawberry Regulation"). Regulation 2679/98 sets out clear measures to notify and address obstacles to the free movement of goods. In particular, under...

  • ESSNA (United Kingdom)
    15 March 2017 Business association

    ESSNA (United Kingdom)

    Despite Regulation 2679/1998 setting out clear measures to notify and address unjustified barriers to the free movement of goods, the reality among business operators, and especially food business operators, is different. There are numerous cases where Member States adopt practices which amount to disruption in the free movement of goods, including sports nutrition. This can be particularly pertinent with regards to food products (of which...

  • Rich Mellor t/as SellMyRetro (United Kingdom)
    8 March 2017 Company/business organisation

    Rich Mellor t/as SellMyRetro (United Kingdom)

    The internal market is becoming an increasingly bereaucratic nightmare for SMEs. a) EU Digital VAT means that it is almost impossible for SMEs to compete in providing e-services and digital products direct to consumers due to the lack of any threshold, and even major accounting packages lack the ability to look up the correct VAT rate and do not recognise that countries outside the EU have their own approach to e-service taxation. b) The...

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