Please note that this is an EU Committee event. You will have 20 minutes networking time at the beginning of the event.
At this panel debate Hans Ingels, Head of Unit – Single Market Policy, Mutual Recognition and Surveillance, DG GROW will discuss the Commission’s proposal of “The Goods Package” with Stephen Russel, Secretary General for ANEC and Philippe Portalier, Director Internal Market and Standardisation for Orgalime. This legislation aims to combat raising cases of national protectionism within the single market through two legislative proposals, the mutual recognition of goods and enforcement of the rules. The proposals objectives are to make selling goods across the single market easier for companies (especially SMEs) and to strengthen controls by national authorities to prevent unsafe products reaching the market. Ultimately reinforcing consumer trust in the single market.
Head of Unit | European Commission
Hans Ingels is the Head of the Single Market Policy, Mutual Recognition and Market Surveillance Unit in the European Commission's DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs. The Unit is also responsible for free movement of goods (Articles 34-36 TFEU) and product liability. He joined the European Commission in 1995 and spent most of his career on files related to the single market for products. Hans Ingels obtained a Law Degree (KULeuven – Belgium), a Degree in Notarial Studies (KULeuven - Belgium), a Postgraduate in Company Law (KUBrussel Belgium) and a Master Degree in European and International Law (VUBrussel – Belgium).