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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:



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.


100K Information Exchanges

The use of IMI is steadily increasing: by December 2017, the total number of information exchanges sent through IMI had exceeded 100,000. In 2017 alone nearly 34,000 requests were sent, involving more than 8,200 registered authorities.
Consult the interactive statistics to know more!

Access to IMI

Only registered users can access the Internal Market Information System (IMI).

IMI training system

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.

Not yet registered?

Your registration request has to be approved by a national IMI coordinator. Only competent authorities can request registration in IMI.