The European Commission, DG III, has published a call for expressions of interest for the collection of information, the carrying out of studies and the provision of technical assistance, leading to greater knowledge of problems in relation to the development of Community and global industrial policy. The purpose of this call is to undertake a selection process and draw up a list of service providers who will later be invited to tender for the activities described below. The list resulting from this call will be used exclusively for contracts whose estimated value is inferior to the thresholds prescribed in the relevant "public contracts" directives. The works to be carried out are contingent on political or economic requirements and will cover the following subjects: 1. Completion and operation of the internal market and industrial policy in the following sectors: 1.1. Foodstuffs intended for human consumption (products and processes) 1.1.1. Food legislation 1.1.2. Scientific and technical aspects concerning the safety of foodstuffs 1.1.3. Scientific and technical aspects concerning food technology 1.1.4. Materials in contact with foodstuffs 1.1.5. Agro-industrial and biotechnological products 18.104.22.168. Agro-industry: structure, market, competitiveness 22.214.171.124. Intervention system in the area of agriculture 126.96.36.199. Biotechnology: technological innovations, competitiveness, sectoral analyses, markets, regulations, R&D 1.2. Pharmaceutical products 1.2.1. Pharmaceutical law 1.2.2. Pharmaco-economy 1.2.3. Pharmaceutical terminology 1.2.4. Telematics in the pharmaceutical sector 1.3. Automobile and other land transport vehicles 1.3.1. Regulatory aspects 188.8.131.52. Technical and administrative aspects, including official technical approval 184.108.40.206. Research 1.3.2. Non-regulatory aspects 220.127.116.11. Competitiveness 18.104.22.168. Distribution structures and costs 22.214.171.124. Competition 126.96.36.199. Environment 188.8.131.52. Economic aspects of relations with third countries 1.4. Textiles, clothing 1.5. Footwear 1.5.1. Leather 1.6. Information technology industry 1.6.1. Telecommunications equipment and terminals market 1.6.2. Computer and office equipment 1.6.3. Software market 1.6.4. Multimedia market 1.6.5. Electronic equipment components market 1.6.6. Application to maritime industries 1.6.7. Application to the aeronautical and space industries 1.6.8. Application to construction The contracts may take the form of study contracts, consultancy or the provision of services, depending on the nature of the works. Applications will be submitted as follows: - By registered post to: European Commission DG III - Industry Financial service 200 rue de la Loi (N-105 1/25) B-1049 Brussels - By hand (working days only, 10.00-12.00 and 15.00-17.00) to: European Commission DG III - Industry Financial service secretariat Office 1/22 105 av. des Nerviens B-1040 Brussels Preference will be given to registered post.