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Country data: Liechtenstein

Transposition and Infringements (Liechtenstein)

The single market body of law applicable in EEA EFTA States is not the exact same as in EU Member States. This is due to the time lag between the adoption or repeal of laws by the EU and their addition to or removal from the EEA Agreement.

Any comparison of the results between this Scoreboard and the EEA EFTA Scoreboard must take this difference into account. For more information on Iceland’s performance, please see the EFTA Surveillance Authority’s Internal Market Scoreboard.

Evolution of transposition deficit


Transposition deficit (percentage of all directives not transposed): 0.4% (last report: 0.7%) – a decrease of 0.3 percentage points since December 2020 and below both the 1% target set by the European Council and the EEA EFTA average.  
EEA EFTA average: 0.9%

Overdue directives: 3 (last report: 6), including 2 being more than 2 years overdue.

Average delay in transposing directives: 26 months (last report: 65.5 months) – a significant decrease of 39.5 months since December 2020.   
EEA EFTA average: 17.2 months

Conformity deficit (percentage of all directives transposed incorrectly): 0% (last report: 0.1%) a decrease of 0.1 percentage points and now a perfect score. 
EEA EFTA average: 0%

Evolution of infringement cases


Pending cases: 2 (last report: 6) a decrease of 4 cases since December 2020.    
EEA EFTA average: 16 pending cases

Problematic sectors: equal treatment for men and women / freedom to provide services (1 each).

Average case duration: 36.2 months (last report: 46.5 months) – a marked decrease of 10.3 months.      
EEA EFTA average: 38.6 months

Time taken to comply with Court rulings: 62.5 months (last report: no such case)             
EEA EFTA average: 44.8 months

Internal Market Information System (Liechtenstein)

Performance – Liechtenstein did not perform any activity in IMI in 2021.

Requests accepted within one week (%)
Requests answered by the deadline agreed in IMI (%)
Satisfaction with timeliness of replies - as rated by counterparts (%)
Satisfaction with efforts made - as rated by counterparts (%)
Speed in answering requests (days)

Technical regulations information system (Liechtenstein)


SOLVIT (Liechtenstein)

  • Caseloadvery small
    Submitted cases: no cases (no cases in 2020)
    Received cases: no cases (1 in 2020)
  • Cases not accepted: no cases (1 case in 2020)

  • Resolution rate:  n/a (n/a in 2020)
  • Handling time (as home centre)
    Reply within 7 days: no cases (no cases in 2020)
    Cases prepared in 30 days:  no cases (no cases in 2020)
    Solutions accepted within 7 days: no cases (no cases in 2020)
  • Cases not accepted within 30 days: no cases (100% in 2020)

    Handling time (as lead centre)
    Cases accepted within 7 days:  no cases (100% in 2020)
    Cases closed in 10 weeks:  no cases (100% in 2020)

  • Staffing level

Access to public procurement (Liechtenstein)

Indicator 2021 EU average
Single bidder 15% 25%
No calls for bids 0% 6%
Publication rate (value advertised on Tenders Electronic Daily, in % of GDP) n/a 5.9%
Cooperative procurement (proportion of procedures with more than one buyer) 7% 5%
Award criteria (proportion of procedures awarded to cheapest bid) 44% 64%
Decision speed (days) 42   99  
SME contractors 95% 61%
SME bids 100% 73%
Procedures divided into lots 10% 31%
Missing calls for bids 4% 1%
Missing seller registration numbers 92% 29%
Missing buyer registration numbers 0% 11%

Note: A typical (mid-ranking) EU country is used for the EU average for all indicators except the publication rate. Due to delays in data availability, publication rate results are based on 2020 data.

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