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Internal Market Information System (IMI)

The Internal Market Information System (IMI) is a secure, multilingual online database that facilitates the exchange of information between public authorities involved in the practical implementation of EU law.

IMI helps authorities in all Member States to fulfil their cross-border administrative cooperation obligations in multiple Single Market policy areas. The beneficiaries of this cooperation are businesses and citizens.

Launched in 2008, IMI currently supports administrative cooperation procedures in 17 different policy areas. A list of these areas and their legal basis is available on the IMI homepage here: Administrative cooperation: areas and legal bases

IMI is presently used under areas such as, the Service Directive, Posting of Workers, the Professional Qualifications Directive, GDPR and Public Documents.

Visit the IMI website for further information on its administrative areas and data protection.

Information on Data Protection and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), published by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment is available here: Data Protection and GDPR