Consultation outcome

Single market: free movement of goods report: review of the balance of competences

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Single Market: Free Movement of Goods

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Detail of outcome

This report examines the balance of competences between the European Union and the United Kingdom in the area of the free movement of goods within the Single Market, and is led by HM Revenue and Customs, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Intellectual Property Office. It is a reflection and analysis of the evidence submitted by experts, non-governmental organisations, businesspeople, Members of Parliament and other interested parties, either in writing or orally, as well as a review of relevant literature.

Where appropriate, this report sets out the current position agreed within the Coalition Government for handling these policy areas in the EU. It does not predetermine or prejudge proposals that either Coalition party may make in the future for changes to the EU or about the appropriate balance of competences.

Feedback received

Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Applicances (AMDEA): evidence

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Aerospace Defence Security Space (ADS): evidence

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Association of International Courier and Express Services (AICES): evidence

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Bearder, Catherine MEP: evidence

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Boston, Sven: evidence

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British American Tobacco: evidence

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British Chambers of Commerce: evidence

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British Internal Freight Associaton (BIFA): evidence

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British Ports Association: evidence

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Burrage, M: evidence

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Business for New Europe: evidence

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CargoWise: evidence

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Confederation of British Industry (CBI): evidence

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Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA): evidence

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Civitas: Institue for the Study of Civil Society

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BAT follow up email from Brussels

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The Bruges Group: Saying No to the Single Market

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The Bruges Group: The Single Market and British Withdrawal

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Committees on Arms Export Controls: evidence

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Consumers for Health Choice: evidence

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Crop Protection Association: evidence

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DHL: evidence

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Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe (COBCOE): evidence

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Diageo: evidence

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Dockar, S: evidence

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European Commission

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European Transport Safety Council: evidence

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Federation of Small Businesses: evidence

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Fresh Start: full evidence

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Fresh Start: trade evidence

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Goulard, Sylvie MEP: evidence

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Hall, Fiona, MEP: evidence

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Jones, B: evidence

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Johnson Matthey plc: evidence

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Liverpool European Law Unit: evidence

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National Farmers Union: evidence

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National Tax and Customs Administration of Hungary: evidence

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Northern Ireland Executive

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Oxfam: evidence

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Port of Dover: evidence

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Road Haulage Association: evidence

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Russell, Malcolm: evidence

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Sanofi: evidence

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Scottish government: evidence

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Scotch Whisky Association (SWA): evidence

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Swedish Customs: evidence

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The Freedom Association: evidence

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The Law Society of England and Wales: evidence

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The Tile Association: evidence

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The Wine and Spirit Trade Association: evidence

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UK Accreditation Service (UKAS): evidence

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UK Chamber of Shipping: evidence

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UK Weighing Federation (UKWF): evidence

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Waring, D: evidence

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Detail of feedback received

These documents provide evidence of the public feedback.

Original consultation

Summary

Call for evidence on free movement of goods for the government’s review of the balance of competences between the UK and the European Union.

This consultation ran from
to

Consultation description

The government is carrying out a review of the balance of competences between the EU and the UK. This is an audit of what the EU does and how it affects the UK.

HMRC, in partnership with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and the Intellectual Property Office, is conducting a review of the free movement of goods within the EU’s internal market. The review will look at the EU customs union, trade between Member States, and all areas where EU action impacts on intellectual property.

This document sets out the scope of the review and poses a number of questions that we are seeking evidence for.

If you have evidence you would like to submit, or if you have any questions about the Internal Market: Free Movement of Goods review, please email us at: hmrc.balance-of-competences@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk.

For more information on the process of the review, please see the detailed guide Review of the balance of competences.

Documents

Call for evidence: free movement of goods

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Published 16 May 2013
Last updated 17 February 2014 + show all updates
  1. Added the Intellectual Property Office to the list of supporting organisations.
  2. First published.