CER Position on the Single Market Information Tool (SMIT)

CER Position on the Single Market Information Tool (SMIT)

Friday, 24 November 2017

The Community of European Railways and Infrastructure Companies (CER) firmly opposes the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council setting out the conditions and procedure by which the Commission may request undertakings and associations of undertakings to provide information in relation to the internal market and related areas.

The Rail sector cannot support the imposition of further obligations on railway companies to provide extremely sensitive business and confidential information. CER considers that the European Commission has failed to justify this disproportionate proposal imposing possible penalties and sanctions, and to explain which is the real objective for the use of this information, given the already existing means in sector-specific, as well as in general cartel and state aid law.