Enabling common markets

Facilitating single market
Creating single market
Ending import/export requirements
The European Commission's [Single European Market] programme has passed its target date of 1 January 1993. A key aspect of the realization and completion of the single market is for virtually all Community legislation to be turned into national law in all member states. So far, this in not completely the case. Community legislation is brought into force at different times in each member state, which means that there is some considerable differences remaining in areas such as taxation, standardization and public procurement, as well as certain industry sectors, such as telecommunications, construction and food; there are also implications for businesses from the Community's major trading partners, such as the USA, Japan and EFTA, in particular the emerging European Economic Area.

The EU is the largest single market in the world, with extensive trading links with the developing world, not least through the Lomé Convention - the crucial development assistance and trade agreement between the EU and 71 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.

Counter Claim:
1. Shoppers do not have full confidence in the products they buy on the European single market, as is clear from the crises precipitated by the "mad cow" disease and dioxin-contaminated food. Environmental questions are playing an increasingly important role in consumer choice.

2. If the European dimension can lead to lower prices in sectors such as telecommunications, other sectors should witness similar price reductions. As matters stand, prices often vary considerably from one EU country to another; the differences are much greater than within the US, for example.

Common sense
Trade Association (1100015704)
unity (1100057610)
ommittee of Cooperatives of Countries of the Common Market for Livestock and Meat (1100021242)
op Planters of the Common Market (1100057138)
Committee of Sewing Thread Manufacturers (1100018707)
Committee of the European Association of Refrigeration Enterprises (1100050159)
Committee of the European Association of National Textile Retailers Organisations (1100050160)
Committee of the International Confederation of the Hairdressing Trade (1100041128)
ered Paper Association (1100012823)
ic Tile Manufacturers' Federation (1100055449)
Group of the International Confederation of Agricultural Credit (1100028388)
of the European Ceramic Industries (1100020075)
ommittee for the Associations of Manufacturers of Industrial Electrical Switchgear and Controlgear in the European Union (1100031351)
Committee of the European Association for Textile Polyolefins (1100035164)
iation for Forwarding, Transport, Logistics and Customs Services (1100024042)
p of the Common Market (1100003361)
Confederation of Paper and Board Converters in Europe (1100005589)
the Common Market of the European Cattle and Meat Trade Union (1100019474)
ttee of Manufacturers of Electrical Machines and Power Electronics (1100027334)
hnical Association of the European Natural Gas Industry (1100059007)
and Rubber Manufacturers' Association (1100043336)
Yeast Producers of the Common Market (1100044049)
rnational Vinegar Committee - Common Market (1100050032)
tal and Healthcare Federation (1100038755)
Europe (1100023227)
ssociations of European Transformer Manufacturers (1100052751)
us Recovery and Recycling Federation (1100048519)
Section of the World Federation for the Protection of Animals (1100006805)
Travel Association (1100057504)
European Movers Associations (1100065323)
Group of the International Rayon and Synthetic Fibres Committee (1100060176)
ic Community (1100027996)
Market (1100022085)
vatory for SMEs (1100032848)
for Eastern and Southern Africa (1100061172)
ce of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (1100009732)
Market and Economy (1100011538)
Common Market (1100022929)
an Common Market (1100044999)
rket (1100064203)
n Market (1100004417)
of Former Soviet Central Asia (1100002712)
g House (1100065552)
of Scientific and Technological Knowledge (1100067632)
unity Council of Ministers (1100017002)
n Market Club (1100002921)
Type Classification:
C: Cross-sectoral strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production