Slovenian National Assembly

Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the mutual recognition of goods lawfully marketed in another Member State

Scrutiny details

Subsidiarity deadline: 29/03/2018
Scrutiny Information

Scrutiny date: 29/03/2018

Subsidiarity Concern:

No Important information to exchange

No Veto

Information on parliamentary scrutiny

Committee on the Economy discussed the proposal at its 55th extraordinary meeting of 7 March 2018.

The Committee on EU Affairs of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia discussed the proposal again at it’s 168th meeting of 29 March 2018 and adopted the following Position:

The Republic of Slovenia supports the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mutual recognition of goods lawfully marketed in another Member State. Slovenia welcomes the strengthening of the principle of mutual recognition as one of the cornerstones of free movement of goods in the single market. The proposal for a new regulation, together with the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council and the European Economic and Social Committee COM (2017) 787 Final: "The goods package: reinforcing trust in the single market" of which part is the Commission's Action Plan to strengthen mutual recognition, will raise awareness and knowledge about mutual recognition, establish legal certainty in the application of the principle and improve administrative cooperation between Member States which will be particularly welcome for micro enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises without incurring additional costs. Slovenia considers that the area of food where mutual recognition carries a lot of weight is particularly highlighted, which is why it will pay particular attention to it during consideration. Slovenia estimates that the inspection procedures in establishing quality of mutually recognised products will take time and will be technically complex causing difficulties with regard to official controls. In this context, Slovenia draws attention to the financial and personnel implications of the proposed regulation for administrative bodies, as it envisages strengthened supervisory activities and administrative cooperation, a programme of exchange of officials, a summary appeal procedure, additional tasks for the Product Contact Point and cooperation in stakeholder awareness raising and training, and is reserved towards measures that would require excessive staffing and financial resources.

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