The Standing Committee of the EFTA States serves as a forum in which the EEA EFTA States consult one another and arrive at a common position before meeting with the EU in the EEA Joint Committee.
It consists of the Ambassadors to the EU of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, and observers from Switzerland and the EFTA Surveillance Authority. The Committee’s substructure consists of five subcommittees, under which there are several working groups. The Internal Market is governed by the so-called four freedoms, enabling the free movement of goods, services, capital and persons in the EEA, the five Subcommittees manages these four freedoms:
Rules of procedure for the Standing Committee of the EFTA States
Standing Committee Decision No 1/2012/SC of 30 April 2012 on procedures for the incorporation of EU acts into the EEA Agreement