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Public consultation on proposals for a Regulation and a Directive on a European Services e-card

The DJEI Single Market Unit is seeking feedback from interested parties on a recent proposal by the European Commission.

The European Commission published proposals on a European Services eCard in January of this year. The aim of the eCard is to simplify the procedures service providers have to fulfil if they want to expand to other EU countries.

The Single Market Unit is representing Ireland at the European Council Working Party meeting which is discussing these proposals. We are keen to hear from stakeholders and ensure that the eCard will bring benefits to self-employed and small businesses. We have compiled a short questionnaire to allow us to identify key topics for discussion.

How to send submissions

Respondents may send their completed questionnaire (preferably by email) to the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the addresses below. The submissions should be marked 'Consultation - EU Commission Proposed European services e-card ', and submissions should arrive not later than 1 June 2017.

Email: eu@djei.ie

Postal Address: Consultation on EU Commission Proposed European services e-card, Single Market Unit, Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin 2, D02 TD30.

Freedom of Information and Publication of Submissions

Please note that all submissions received will be subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2014. Consequently, when submitting material, parties should specify any information which they consider should not be released, and identify the grounds under the Act which support the non-release of the information.

The Department may also decide to place submissions received on its website in due course. A decision on any such placement may occur without prior consultation with respondents to this consultation process.

If a respondent does not wish any material contained in its submission to be published in this way because it is considered commercially sensitive or confidential, then this should be clearly indicated (with reasons) in the submission.


Further information may be obtained by contacting the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation:

Aideen Cusack, Tel: 01 631 2184, Email: aideen.cusack@djei.ie, or
Patrick Sinnott, Tel: 01 6312296, Email: patrick.sinnott@djei.ie.

Published by EU Affairs, Trade Policy and Licensing

Topics: EU and Internal Market