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Position paper - Cross-industry joint statement: a European agenda for evidence-based and better policy-making

28 Oct 2021
Institutional Affairs
Transport, Energy & Climate


Please download the cross-iniudstry statement signed by AmCham EU in cooperation with the following trade associations: AISE, FoodDrinkEurope, AppliA, AIM. 

This cross-industry statement calls for:


  • EU Legislation to be developed fully on the basis of and supported by evidence and thorough impact assessments;
  • Sufficient time and resources to be allocated at all phases of the decision-making process, so as to ensure sound policy decisions;
  • Consultations to be conducted via thorough process, involving expert input from all relevant stakeholders, and allow for sufficient time to provide feedback;
  • Key regulatory provisions such as definitions and scope to be agreed upon and clearly defined at a primary legislative stage, rather than through implementing acts or guidance documents, to prevent the adoption of diverging and disproportionate national measures and EU market fragmentation;
  • The impact on innovation to be considered in all legislative initiatives to ensure future-proof policy-making;
  • EU legislation to be implemented and enforced in a harmonised way safeguarding the Single Market. If applicable, legal requirements that need specific verification procedures by authorities must be verifiable through established methods, including the timely listing in the OJ of references to the harmonised standards