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Newsletters | 03 December 2021
CLECAT Newsletter 2021/44
News | 03 December 2021
CLECAT Newsletter 2021/44
Newsletters | 03 December 2021
POLITICAL AGREEMENT ON EU DATA GOVERNANCE ACT
On 30 November, the trilogue negotiations on the European Data Governance Act concluded, paving the way for the final approval by the co-legislators. The political agreement reached by the European Parliament, Council and Commission is now subject to formal approval by the European Parliament and the Council.
Newsletters | 03 December 2021
EU ENDS EXPORT AUTHORISATION FOR COVID-19 VACCINES
As of 1 January 2022, vaccine producers will no longer have to request an authorisation for the export of vaccines outside the EU, as the EU will not extend the COVID-19 vaccines export transparency and authorisation mechanism, set to expire on 31 December 2021. Transparency of exports will continue to be ensured through a new monitoring mechanism.
Newsletters | 03 December 2021
EU VAT GAP REPORT
On 2 December, the European Commission published its annual VAT Gap Report, which measures the overall difference between the expected VAT revenue and the amount actually collected in EU Member States. This year’s study shows that Member States lost an estimated €134 billion in VAT in 2019. This figure represents revenues lost to VAT fraud and evasion, VAT avoidance and optimisation practices, bankruptcies and financial insolvencies, as well as miscalculations and administrative errors.
Newsletters | 03 December 2021
COMMISSION LAUNCHES NEW CUSTOMS RISK MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
The European Commission has launched a new Customs Risk Management System (CRMS2) to reinforce the EU’s customs controls, and protect EU citizens and businesses, as well as the EU’s financial interests. The new CRMS2 will officially start operating on 1 January 2022.
Newsletters | 03 December 2021
EU DAG UNDER TCA KICKS OFF WORK
On 25 November, the EU Domestic Advisory Group (DAG) under the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) held its first meeting online. The meeting gathered experts from the European Commission’s DG Trade, the European Economic and Social Committee, industry, civil society and NGOs. The meeting kicked off its work with electing its Chair and Vice-Chairs, setting administrative arrangements for its internal working, and mapping of key priorities for the current mandate.
Newsletters | 03 December 2021
EC CALLS ON MEMBER STATES TO IMPLEMENT AND APPLY EU RULES ON THE SINGLE EUROPEAN RAILWAY AREA
On 2 December, the European Commission decided to send reasoned opinions to Austria, Greece, Luxembourg and Spain urging them to correctly transpose and apply Directive 2012/34/EU on the Single European Railway Area. The provisions relate to access to rail infrastructure, including charging, to service facilities and to the regulatory bodies and their functions. The Directive also foresees the conclusion of a contractual agreement between the competent authority and the infrastructure manager.
Newsletters | 03 December 2021
JOINT OPEN LETTER ON DISTURBANCES TO EUROPEAN SUPPLY CHAINS DUE TO UNAVAILABILITY OF GERMAN RAIL NETWORK
On 30 November, a group of railway stakeholders, including CLECAT, issued a joint letter to the European Commission, the German Federal Ministry of Transport & Digital Infrastructure, and DB Netz, concerning the effects of the disturbances on the German Rail Network on European Supply Chains.
Newsletters | 03 December 2021
EPP EXCHANGE OF VIEWS ON FIT FOR 55 AND MARITIME TRANSPORT
In the context of the ongoing discussions on the “Fit for 55” Package, CLECAT was invited to participate to the EPP exchange of views on the EU maritime transport and the EU maritime shipping industry, organized by MEP Marian Jean Marinescu, the Transport Coordinator from the EPP Group in the European Parliament.