European Parliament Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection

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The Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) is a committee of the European Parliament. Its current chair, elected on 7 July 2014, is Vicky Ford.[1]

Work of the committee[edit]

The committee is responsible for:

  • coordination at Community level of national legislation in the sphere of the internal market and of the customs union, in particular:
    • the free movement of goods including the harmonization of technical standards
    • the right of establishment
    • the freedom to provide services (other than in the financial and postal sectors)
  • measures aiming at the identification and removal of potential obstacles to the functioning of the internal market;
  • the promotion and protection of the economic interests of consumers (other than public health and food safety issues) in the context of the establishment of the internal market.


  1. ^ [1] European Parliament press release 2014-07-07

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