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:
Updates to the Posting of Workers questions
On 30 July 2020, Directive (EU) 2018/957 which amends the Posting of Workers Directive entered into application. To reflect the new rules set out in the Directive, the lists of questions that can be asked through the IMI modules for Posting of Workers have been updated.
Consumer Protection Cooperation in IMI
As of 17 January 2020, IMI supports 11 administrative procedures under the new CPC Regulation, helping Consumer Protection authorities and other stakeholders to cooperate in an efficient and user-friendly way. With the implementation of this new area, IMI replaces yet another legacy system, setting the example for IT rationalisation: a single tool for multiple purposes.
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.