The EU’s Internal Market Information System (IMI)

 

SUMMARY OF:

Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012 on administrative cooperation through the Internal Market Information System

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE REGULATION?

It lays down rules on the use of the Internal Market Information (IMI) system for administrative cooperation between EU countries’ competent authorities in Single Market related policy areas.

KEY POINTS

Major benefits for the public

By speeding up procedures and improving the communication between public authorities, IMI reduces costs caused by delays and enables authorities to provide a better service to individuals and businesses. As such, IMI is a tool that indirectly helps individuals and businesses to make the most of the opportunities offered by the EU's internal market.

Areas where the IMI is used

Main functions

IMI offers the following main functions:

Amendments to Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012

Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012 has been amended to enable IMI to be used in the context of:

Regulation (EU) 2020/1055 amends the annex to Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012, adding Regulation (EC) No 1071/2009 on operating rules for road haulage and passenger transport companies (see summary) to the list of EU acts implemented by means of IMI.

Implementing acts

The Commission has adopted the following implementing acts:

FROM WHEN DOES THE REGULATION APPLY?

Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012 has applied since 4 December 2012.

BACKGROUND

For more information, see:

MAIN DOCUMENTS

Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 on administrative cooperation through the Internal Market Information System and repealing Commission Decision 2008/49/EC (‘the IMI Regulation’) (OJ L 316, 14.11.2012, pp. 1-11)

Successive amendments to Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012 have been incorporated into the original text. This consolidated version is of documentary value only.

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Regulation (EU) 2020/1055 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 July 2020 amending Regulations (EC) No 1071/2009, (EC) No 1072/2009 and (EU) No 1024/2012 with a view to adapting them to developments in the road transport sector (OJ L 249, 31.7.2020, pp. 17-32)

Directive (EU) 2020/1057 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 July 2020 laying down specific rules with respect to Directive 96/71/EC and Directive 2014/67/EU for posting drivers in the road transport sector and amending Directive 2006/22/EC as regards enforcement requirements and Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012 (OJ L 249, 31.7.2020, pp. 49-65)

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/2212 of 20 December 2019 on a pilot project to implement certain administrative cooperation provisions set out in Regulation (EU) 2017/2394 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cooperation between authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection laws by means of the Internal Market Information System (OJ L 332, 23.12.2019, pp. 159-162)

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1253 of 22 July 2019 on a pilot project to implement the administrative cooperation provisions set out in Council Decision 2001/470/EC establishing a European Judicial Network in civil and commercial matters by means of the Internal Market Information System (OJ L 195, 23.7.2019, pp. 40-42)

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/743 of 16 May 2018 on a pilot project to implement the administrative cooperation provisions set out in Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council by means of the Internal Market Information System (OJ L 123, 18.5.2018, pp. 115-118)

Commission Implementing Decision 2014/89/EU of 14 February 2014 on a pilot project to implement the administrative cooperation obligations set out in Directive 2007/59/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council by means of the Internal Market Information System (OJ L 45, 15.2.2014, pp. 36-39)

last update 16.10.2020