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First of four calls for technical assistance in relation to industrial affairs

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 Agro-industry: structure, market, competitiveness Intervention system in the area of agriculture 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 Technical and administrative aspects, including official technical approval Research
1.3.2. Non-regulatory aspects Competitiveness Distribution structures and costs Competition Environment 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.
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