Administrative cooperation (IMI system)

To facilitate a more efficient cooperation among the responsible authorities in Member States, the Internal Market Information (IMI) system was created. It allows for a rapid exchange of data between authorities and municipalities of different Member States, surpassing any language barriers and differences in the administrative structures.


IMI works in fields of professional qualifications, services, posting of workers, euro-cash transportation, train driving licences, rights of patients, e-commerce and public procurement. For example, it can be used to verify information about a foreign company wanting to provide a service in your country, or to check the employment conditions for workers posted in your country. Any competent authority including municipalities and state corporations can join.

The national IMI coordinator in Latvia is the Ministry of Economics. A list of all contacts can be found on the European Commission website.

More general information on the IMI system can be found on the website of the European Commission.

Last update:    04-02-2016