Techniques to avoid red tape resulting from gold plating: may the force be with us

Gold-plating occurs when the national transposition of a directive/execution of an EU regulation goes beyond what is requested to comply with it.
Different options from EU members may lead to gold plating and therefore it may assume different forms. In fact, it does not have always a negative result. For example, it may have the effect of reducing red tape if an administrative procedures is streamlined further than requested.
However, in many cases gold plating is present when administrative burdens not required by EU law are set forth at national level in result of its transposition or execution.
On the other hand, legislative evaluation instruments are used by a relevant number of States and such tools are often aimed to assess the costs of new administrative burdens.
This presentation is aimed to identify techniques to prevent red tape arising from gold plating both at EU and national levels and to discuss how legislative impact assessments may be improved to detect it.