Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO)

Key Personnel

  • Chair: Malcolm Harbour MEP (Conservative)
  • Vice-Chair: Eija Riitta Korhola (EPP)
  • Vice-Chair: Bernadette Vergnaud (S&D)
  • Vice-Chair: Lara Comi (EPP)
  • Vice-Chair: Louis Grech (S&D)


IMCO is responsible for:

“1. coordination at Community level of national legislation in the sphere of the internal market and for the customs union, in particular:

(a) the free movement of goods including the harmonisation of technical standards,

(b) the right of establishment,

(c) the freedom to provide services except in the financial and postal sectors;

2. measures aiming at the identification and removal of potential obstacles to the functioning of the internal market;

3. the promotion and protection of the economic interests of consumers, except for public health and food safety issues, in the context of the establishment of the internal market.”

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