Proposal for a Regulation on electronic freight transport information

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Series Details COM (2018) 279
Publication Date 17/05/2018
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Summary:

Legislative initiative adopted by the European Commission in May 2018, which establishes a legal framework for the electronic communication of regulatory information related to the transport of goods across the European Union (EU).

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Movement of goods in the European Union is accompanied by a large amount of information being exchanged among a variety of public and private stakeholders. This has mostly been done through paper-based documents. The lack of a uniform legal framework at EU level requiring authorities to accept freight transport information in electronic form, as well as a fragmented IT environment, were seen as obstacles to the simplification and better efficiency of communication between transport operators.

This proposal - adopted by the European Commission on 17 May 2018 as part of its Third Mobility Package - contains measures intended to achieve three distinct specific policy objectives that directly address the two main problem drivers identified - namely the diverging and limitedly specified current legal framework, and the current co-existence of multiple and non-interoperable systems. The European Parliament approved its negotiating position on 12 March 2019. The Council of the European Union adopted its general approach on 6 June.

Source Link https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/HIS/?uri=COM:2018:279:FIN
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Commentary and Analysis
IRU: Library, 03/10/2018: IRU Position on the EU Commission proposal on electronic freight transport information https://www.iru.org/system/files/IRU%20Position%20on%20the%20EU%20Commission%20proposal%20on%20electronic%20freight%20transport%20information.pdf
EPRS: Briefing, January 2019: Initial Appraisal of a European Commission Impact Assessment http://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_BRI(2019)627159
EPRS: Briefing, April 2019: Electronic freight transport information http://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_BRI(2018)630263

News
NLA: News, 09/01/2019: Proposal for an EU Regulation on electronic freight transport information (eFTI) http://nla.eu/news/proposal-for-an-eu-regulation-on-electronic-freight-transport-information-efti/

Official
EUR-Lex: SWD(2018)183: Impact assessment https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=SWD:2018:183:FIN
EUR-Lex: SWD(2018)184: Executive summary of the impact assessment https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=SWD:2018:184:FIN
European Commission: Proposal for a Regulation: Electronic documents for freight transport https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/ares-2017-2546864_en
European Parliament: Legislatve Observatory: Procedure file for Proposal on electronic freight transport information https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/ficheprocedure.do?reference=2018/0140(COD)
EP: Legislative Train: Regulation on electronic freight transport information http://www.europarl.europa.eu/legislative-train/theme-resilient-energy-union-with-a-climate-change-policy/file-electronic-freight-transport-information
Council of the European Union: Press Release, 06/06/2019: Easier use of digital information for freight transport – Council agrees on its position https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2019/06/06/easier-use-of-digital-information-for-freight-transport-council-agrees-on-its-position/

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