British Chamber EU’s Single Market Task Force contributes to ongoing EU policy and legislative discussions on the internal market dedicated to specific topic, such as the digital single market, standards, public procurement, tax and intellectual property. All topics are important drivers for wealth and economic growth. The Single Market Task Force supports the EU agenda towards affordable, sustainable and innovative regulatory systems for businesses. Representing a broad variety of industry and service sectors, we strive to be a reliable policy partner to EU & UK stakeholders and policymakers helping to ensure that single market related policies add value to, and benefit, the entire business ecosystem.

Current priorities:
1.    Strengthening the integration and functioning of the EU single market
2.    Strengthening Europe’s competitiveness through innovative regulatory systems regarding the internal market
3.    Safeguarding intellectual property (IP) incentives to drive innovation
4.    Championing value-based evaluations of proposed regulatory frameworks to foster safe and sustainable business environments
5.    Unleashing the potential of technologies

Tax, digital single market, intellectual property, goods and standardisation

Chair: Helena Raulus, the Law Societies

Vice-chairs: Henk Mannekens, BT
                     Morten Petersen, EPPA
                     Brian Dunphy, JTI
                     Aled Williams, FTI Consulting

Speakers in the past year:

  • Irmfried Schwimann, on her Priorities as Deputy Director-General in DG GROW
  • Cybersecurity with Jakub Boratynski, Head of Unit Trust & Security, DG Connect
  • E-commerce with Claire Bury, Deputy Director-General, DG Connect
  • Sabine Verheyen, MEP EPP, on the Audiovisual Media Services Directive
  • Kristian Hedberg, Deputy Head of Cabinet to Commissioner Bieńkowska on Collaborative Economy
  • Martin Bailey, Head of Unit F1, Digital Policy Development & Coordination, DG Connect on The Priorities of Directorate F