|Author (Corporate)||European Commission|
|Series Details||COM (2018) 279|
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).
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.
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry, Mobility and Transport|
|Subject Tags||Digital Technology, Information Society|
|Keywords||Freight Services | Haulage
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|