Under EU single market laws, people and businesses have certain rights to move around the European Economic Area for work, study, trade, etc.
If your authority is involved in implementing these laws on the ground, you may need to exchange information with similar bodies in other countries.
The Internal Market Information System (IMI) enables you to do this.
For a brief explanation watch this video:
Transfer Authorisation of Firearms in IMI
Authorities can now use IMI to notify the transfer authorisation of firearms as well as the prior consent issued for the transfers to a counterpart in another Member State. The new IMI modules are fully operational in all official EU languages.
IMI helps enforce GDPR
IMI is now ensuring the proper implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), providing multilingual online information exchange functions for European Institutions and National Data Protection Supervisory authorities.
Only registered users can access the Internal Market Information System (IMI).
If you are new to IMI and you want to familiarise yourself with the system, you can use our training system.
To do so, you first need to register.
Your registration request has to be approved by a national IMI coordinator. Only competent authorities can request registration in IMI.