Dear Sir or Madam,


We refer to your e-mail dated 17/07/2019 in which you make a request for access to documents, registered on 17/07/2019 under the above mentioned reference number.

Your application is currently being handled. However, we will not be in a position to complete the handling of your application within the time limit of 15 working days, which expires on 07/08/2019.

An extended time limit is needed as the documents requested originate from third parties which have been consulted.


Therefore, we have to extend the time limit with 15 working days in accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents. The new time limit expires on 29/08/2019.


We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.


Yours faithfully,


DG GROW – Access to documents team



European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
DG GROW/03 – Strategic Planning and Delivery Unit