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The Single Market Enforcement Taskforce

In this forum, the European Commission and EU country authorities discuss the most pressing single market barriers needing to be addressed and ensure the proper functioning of the single market, including by better coordinating national responses to the COVID-19 crisis.

The Single Market Enforcement Task Force (SMET) was set up by the Action plan for better implementation and enforcement of single market rules adopted in March 2020 as part of the European industrial strategy.

As a high-level forum where the Commission and EU countries work together, SMET is best placed to identify how to deal with barriers, jointly devise and implement solutions, ensure a consistent approach and act rapidly.

SMET’s objective is to facilitate the smooth functioning of the single market. The task force's guiding principle is its focus on the single market

  • identifying barriers and developing and implementing solutions across the different streams of the single market
  • complementing the work done in the various sectorial working groups by bringing a single-market focused perspective
  • streamlining the work to remove different barriers affecting the single market

By fostering a constructive dialogue and cooperation, in equal partnership between the Commission and EU country authorities, SMET allows its members to work together with joint responsibility for the deliverables.

SMET will regularly inform the Competitiveness Council and the European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee on the progress made.

Members of the Single Market Enforcement Taskforce

SMET is composed of EU countries and of the Commission. EU countries have nominated a SMET contact point from the competent national authorities with direct responsibility for single market issues, in the majority of the cases the ministries for economic affairs.


SMET secretariat: GROW-SMET-SECRETARIATatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (GROW-SMET-SECRETARIAT[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)