Résumé : D-3-6 is quite different from currently on-going WP3 activities and proved quite difficult to integrate. The notion of "consumer" has been defined and a survey aimed at the different stakeholders identified was devised and distributed either in paper or electronically (the survey is available online in French, English and Chinese. WP7 and key persons from various organisms implicated in TCM regulation were contacted with limited success. The report presents the first results of the survey and an opinion paper from a member of the EU Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC).