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News | 24 June 2016
UK Referendum: CLECAT following effect on trade
CLECAT has been following closely the results of the 23 June referendum in the UK, which saw British voters choose to leave the European Union. Nicolette van der Jagt, Director General of CLECAT said that she had hoped for a different outcome, and that the EU will in the future miss policy input of a country which has been a driving force for the single market, better regulation and open global trade
Press releases | 21 June 2016
Railway Sector Declaration on Boosting International Rail Freight
On 21 June, the rail sector and its customers, represented by CLECAT, CER, EIM, ERFA, ERTMS Users Group, ESC, UIP, UIRR, and UNIFE, and supported by the Rail Freight Corridors, presented a declaration at the TEN-T Days in Rotterdam, committing themselves to the aim of enhancing the competitiveness of the Rail Freight Corridors for the benefit of all customers, and to improving the quality, reliability and efficiency of transporting goods by rail across Europe.
News | 16 June 2016
CLECAT participated yesterday in a panel debate during the official launch of a study on the importance and added value of freight transport in the Benelux. This report was handed to the General Secretariat Benelux, to the transport sector of the Benelux countries, in the presence of M. Zakonjšek, Head of Cabinet for Commissioner Bulc.
News | 16 June 2016
EC takes legal action against FRANCE AND GERMANY ON minimum wage legislation
On 16 June 2016, the European Commission decided to take legal action against France and Germany owing to the consequences of the application of their respective minimum wage legislation to the road transport sector. Nicolette van der Jagt, Director General of CLECAT welcomed the Commission’s decision as the French decree is too complex and burdensome for companies and would disrupt the internal market
News | 10 June 2016
EU Transport sector campaign on the review of the MFF: More EU Budget for Transport, The Best Investment Plan for Europe
29 European transport organisations, representing infrastructure managers, operators, and users in the maritime, inland waterways, railways and air sector, are again joining efforts in a campaign to urge the European Parliament and the Council to increase the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) budget in the upcoming review of the Multi-Annual Financial Framework.
News | 20 May 2016
Business and government for smarter freight
At the ITF Annual Summit in Leipzig representatives from CLECAT, FIATA, ESC, IRU and Smart Freight Centre (SFC) debated this morning opportunities for business and governments to work towards ‘smarter freight.’
News | 29 April 2016
CLECAT spoke during “After the dream – Preparing for the UCC reality”
On April 27, CLECAT President Steve Parker spoke at the seminar “After the Dream – preparing for the UCC reality” held in the WCO, Brussels. In his speech Steve Parker highlighted the impact of the UCC on the freight forwarding industry and outlined some remaining wishes for the Commission to address in the future.
News | 28 April 2016
DG TAXUD launches a dedicated website for the UCC
On 28 April, DG TAXUD launched a new dedicated webpage for the UCC. This webpage contains all the documents related to the UCC and its implementation. It will be regularly updated by DG TAXUD.
Press releases | 22 April 2016
CLECAT, ESC, FEPORT and EPSO call for coordination on container weighing
CLECAT, along with the ESC, FEPORT and ESPO, has called on EU Member States to pursue coordinated action for implementing the SOLAS container weighing amendment, particularly with regard to tolerance levels and the certification of shippers approved to issue verified weight certificates.
Events | 30 March 2016
ITF Side Event: Business and Government for Smarter Freight
Registration is now open for the ITF Side Event on the need for business and government collaboration on smarter freight organised by CLECAT, FIATA, ESC, IRU and Smart Freight Centre (SFC) which will take place on the 20th of May 2016 in Leipzig (Germany). More information