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Newsletters | 26 November 2021
TRANSPORT DATA IN 2020
Eurostat and the UNCTAD published last week reports on maritime, road and rail freight volumes in 2020. All modes of transport have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and have seen freight volumes drops compared to precedent years.
Newsletters | 26 November 2021
WTO WORLD TRADE REPORT 2021
The 2021 edition of the WTO’s World Trade Report examines why the interconnected global trading system is both vulnerable and resilient to crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic, how it can help countries to be more economically resilient to shocks, and what can be done to make the system better prepared and more resilient in the future.
Newsletters | 26 November 2021
HS 2022 NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
As of 18 November 2021, the online version of the 2022 edition of the Harmonized System Nomenclature is available through the website of the World Customs Organization (WCO). The HS 2022 edition, as the world’s global standard for classifying goods in international trade, will enter into force on 1 January 2022.
Newsletters | 26 November 2021
UPDATED BORDER OPERATING MODEL
On 18 November, the UK Government published an updated Border Operating Model. The new iteration of the model reflects the revised timetable for the introduction of UK border import controls, as announced on 14 September. It also provides additional material on the detailed implementation of Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) controls and the Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS). This update will bring the Border Operating Model in line with other guidance available on GOV.UK.
Newsletters | 26 November 2021
SPANISH SUPPORT SCHEME FOR SEMI-TRAILERS FOR RAIL USE
On 24 November, the European Commission approved, under EU State aid rules, a €2.5 million Spanish scheme to support the purchase of intermodal road semi-trailers suitable for use on rail. The scheme will be partly funded by the Recovery and Resilience Facility (‘RRF'), following the Commission's positive assessment of the Spanish Recovery and Resilience Plan and its adoption by Council.
Newsletters | 26 November 2021
END OF THE ROAD FOR ROMANIAN CRIMINALS TARGETING CARGO TRANSPORTS
On 26 November, EUROPOL announced that an organised criminal group involving 30 Romanian nationals has been apprehended following an operation conducted by law enforcement authorities in France, Germany and Romania, supported by Europol and Eurojust. The group is suspected of thefts targeting cargo transport rest areas along main road haulage routes between Romania, France and Germany. The group mainly targeted cargo shipments of alcohol and small electronics, stealing goods worth an estimated €2.5 million.
Newsletters | 26 November 2021
EP PLENARY ADOPTS RESOLUTION ON SAFE AND SECURE PARKING AREAS
On 25 November, the European Parliament’s plenary adopted a resolution on the safety of truck parking areas in the EU, previously adopted by the Petitions (PETI) Committee on 25 October, asking for more co-ordination among Member States to tackle criminality against drivers and their cargo, and for increased funding to improve facilities, with 681 votes in favour, 1 against and 13 abstentions.
Newsletters | 26 November 2021
CLECAT SECURITY INSITITUTE DISCUSSES EU CYBERSECURITY
On 22 November, CLECAT’s Supply Chain Security Institute met virtually to discuss developments in the area of land transport-, aviation-, and cybersecurity.
Newsletters | 26 November 2021
CLECAT AIR INSTITUTE DISCUSSES FIT-FOR-55 PACKAGE AND DIGITALISATION
On 26 November, the Air Freight Institute of CLECAT met virtually to discuss legislative and non-legislative developments in the areas of sustainability, digitalisation, aviation security, as well as the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Newsletters | 26 November 2021
US WHITE HOUSE ADDRESS ON SITUATION AT US PORTS
On 17 November, the US White House issued a statement on the situation in US ports and policy measures to mitigate current disruptions in the maritime supply chain. Although there are signs of progress in easing congestion in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the White House recognises more work is still needed to improve the supply chain.