|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union, European Parliament|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 249, Pages 33–48|
Regulation (EU) 2020/1056 - adopted by the co-legislators on 15 July 2020 - establishing a legal framework for the electronic communication (digitalisation) of regulatory information related to the transport of goods across the European Union (EU). This is a text with EEA relevance.
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 (e-freight), 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 limited 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. An informal agreement between the co-legislators on a compromise text was reached on 26 November. The draft law was formally endorsed by the Council on 7 April 2020, followed by the Parliament on 8 July. The Act was signed by the co-legislators on 15 July and published in the Official Journal on 31 July 2020.
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry, Mobility and Transport|
|Subject Tags||Digital Technology, Information Society|
|Keywords||Freight Services | Haulage
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|