Consultation on Services Notification Procedure directive

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Dear Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

DG GROW's webpage on the "consultation on proposal to reform notifications of new regulatory requirements for services providers" does not include the actual submissions to the consultation. The text on the page does state that "The submissions of non-registered organisations will be published separately from those of registered ones as the input of individuals." But there is no link to any of the submissions. I contacted DG GROW by email on 21/11 and 3/12 (asking if the the submissions are available online somewhere else), but have not yet received any response.

I assume I will eventually get a response from DG GROW about the submissions and whether they are available online. In the meantime, I would - with reference to Regulation 1049/2001, like to request a list of all companies and organisations that sent a submission to the consultation.

Yours faithfully,

Olivier Hoedeman
Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)
Rue d'Edimbourg 26,
1050 Brussels, Belgium
Tel. +32 (0)2 893 0930
Mobile: +32 474 486545

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Dear Mr Hoedeman,


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DG GROW – Access to documents team


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


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Dear Sir,

On 5 December you have sent to the Commission's services 2 emails, with the following questions in relation to the Impact Assessment for the Commissions' legislative proposal COM(2016) 821 on notifications for services:

- which regulatory measures in the field of services where the focus of the 30 EU Pilot cases initiated by the European Commission between 2009 and 2015?
- which types of services and/or measures were notified by Member States in the period 2010-2015 as a result of the notification procedure of the Services Directive?

In order to provide you with an answer, we have decided to treat your requests as a request for information to the Commissions' services.

-Regarding your first question, we would lie to inform you that the 30 EU Pilot cases referred to in the Impact Assessment concerned essentially national measures providing for: legal form, shareholding, minimum/maximum/fixed tariffs, prohibition of multidisciplinary activities, authorisation schemes, exclusive right granted to a single operator.

-Regarding your second question, we would like to inform you that, in addition to the information already provided in the Impact Assessment to which you refer in your email, the measures notified under the Services Directive in the period 2010-2015 concerned the following type of services:
• Child care services
• Recreational, cultural and sporting services
• Prostitution services
• Skiing schools
• Establishment and maintenance of final resting places
• Holding public events
• Chimney sweeping services
• Gambling services
• Environmental services
• Environmental accreditation
• Laboratory services
• Services of surveyors
• Accounting services
• Research and development services and related consultancy services
• Auditing services
• Consulting services for water-supply and waste consultancy
• Crafts
• Tourism services
• Construction services
• Services from lawyers
• Industrial inspections
• Recruitment services
• Intellectual property services
• Industrial property services
• Funeral Services
• Waste management and related services
• Hotel and accommodation services
• Water distribution and related services
• Retail and wholesale trade services
• Services of surveyors
• Tax consultancy services
• Engineering services
• Travel agency, tour operator and tourist assistance services
• Restaurant and food-serving services
• Architectural services
• Real estate services
• Educational and training services
• Energy services
• Employment agency services
• Veterinary services
• Travel agency, tour operator and tourist assistance services
• Postal and telecommunications services
• Mediation services
• Planning activities
• Training activities
• Services in relation to regulated substances
• Rental services
• Hairdressing and beauty treatment services
• Agricultural advisory services
• Vehicles services
• Health services
• Technical testing services
• Legal services
• Fishing services
• Cleaning services
• Catering services
• Fair and amusement park services
• Security services
• Liquidation services
• Archaeological services
• Metal trading
• Pathologist services
• Gas distribution and related services
• Debt collection services
• Corporate restructuring services
• Bankruptcy administration services
• Fire protection
• Water protection
• Street trading
• Street artist
• Events organisation
• Electricity distribution and related services
• Packing services
• Slaughtering activities
• Transport services
• Cargo handling and storage services
• Repair and maintenance services of motor vehicles and associated equipment
• Forestry services
• Horticultural services

The notified measures contain requirements on establishment falling under Article 15 of the Services Directive 2006/123/EC and requirements on free provision of services falling under Article 16 of that Directive.

Best regards,

European Commission
DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs 
Unit E1 – Services Policy for Consumers
N105 1/017
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
Tel: +32 229-60531
[email address]

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