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Apply for approval as a provider of consumer information services at the Market Transparency Body for Fuels

Description

If you want to use real-time data on fuel prices at service stations for consumer information, you must apply to the Market Transparency Unit for Fuels for approval as a provider of consumer information services (VID).

The Market Transparency Unit for Fuels collects real-time price data for the following fuels at public service stations in Germany:

  • E5,
  • E10 and
  • diesel.

As an approved provider of VID, you can use the data for the purpose of consumer information.

You must meet and credibly demonstrate certain requirements for approval.

You can submit your application for approval as a VID provider to the Market Transparency Unit for Fuels online or informally, preferably in writing (by mail, fax or e-mail).

As an approved provider of VID, you must inform the Market Transparency Unit for Fuels if

  • Your business information changes. For example, if you have a new address or a different contact person is responsible.
  • you cease your business activities as a VID.

If you fail to comply with the legal requirements, the Market Transparency Unit for Fuels may - depending on the circumstances of the individual case - refrain from disclosing the data or withdraw your authorization.

Admission may be applied for by:

  • Individuals and
  • companies.

You make a credible case that

  • You will use the data provided by the Motor Fuel Market Transparency Unit to inform consumers about current fuel prices nationwide; and
  • the consumer information
    • is intended to be permanent
    • is published by means of a nationwide information service, and
    • is not limited to a specific target group.

You must provide the following information and documents to MTS-K as part of the application process:

  • brief introduction of yourself or your company for which you are applying for approval as a VID;
  • detailed description of your (planned) VID. Questions may include:

    • What is the medium or media of publication?
    • What form will the presentation take?
    • What is the mode of operation?
    • How does the data retrieval by consumers take place?
    • What information can consumers obtain?

  • Explanation,

    • which target group your offer is intended to reach
    • whether and, if so, how your target group differs from the general public, and
    • under which conditions the offer is also accessible to other target groups.

  • Representation,

    • from when you will include consumer information and
    • how you will ensure that your offer will be permanently available from that date.

  • Presentation of the spatial availability of your offer under the following aspects:

    • Your offer covers all gas stations nationwide.
    • Your offer can be accessed nationwide.

  • Description of how often you will update price data and how you will ensure the necessary technical capacity to do so.
  • Presentation of your business model or the financing of your offer.

Tip:
Include supporting documents, if available. You will need a power of attorney if you are submitting the application on behalf of another person or organization.

There are no costs for you.

You do not have to observe any deadlines.

For processing the application: usually 6 to 12 months

  • Objection
  • administrative court action
  • Forms: no
  • Online procedure possible: yes
  • Written form required: no
  • personal appearance: no

You can apply for approval as a VID provider using the online procedure or informally, preferably in writing (by mail, fax, or e-mail).

Online procedure:

  • Access the online application on the federal portal (verwaltung.bund.de). This will guide you step-by-step through the necessary information, which you can enter electronically.
  • Upload the required documents as a file (in PDF, DOC, JPEG, PNG file formats, maximum 10 megabytes per file) and submit the application.

Note: For the online application you need an electronic identification document, for example the online function of your identity card.

  • The Market Transparency Unit for Fuels will contact you if there are any queries or missing documents.
  • The Market Transparency Unit for Fuels will send you
    • a notice of approval as a provider of VID or
    • a notice of refusal.

Other Application:

  • Compile the documentation and information necessary to establish credible eligibility requirements.
  • Include the following information in your informal application:
    • Name of applicant.
    • Address
    • E-mail address
    • Name of your VID
    • Name of a contact person and
      • their telephone number
    • if available:
      • Fax number
      • Name of the legal representative or the person responsible according to the Telemedia Act or the Interstate Broadcasting Treaty as well as
        • their address and
        • telephone number and
        • fax number and
        • e-mail address.

Notice: On the website of the Market Transparency Unit for Fuels you will find assistance in drafting the application.

  • Please send your application preferably in writing (by mail, fax or e-mail) to the Bundeskartellamt, Market Transparency Unit for Fuels.
  • The Market Transparency Unit for Fuels will contact you in case of queries or missing documents or information.
  • The Market Transparency Unit for Fuels will send you the following information
    • a notice of approval as a provider of VID or
    • a notice of refusal.

Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK)

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