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14 January 2022
EC PUBLISHES DRAFT DELEGATED ACT ON SECURE PARKING AREAS
On 13 January, the European Commission published the draft Delegated Act on Safe and Secure Truck Parking Areas (SSTPAs) in the remit of the Driving and Rest Times Regulation for public review until 10 February.
14 January 2022
ECTA POSITION PAPER ON CO2 STANDARDS FOR VANS
The European Clean Trucking Alliance (ECTA), of which CLECAT is a member, published yesterday a position paper calling on policymakers to raise the ambition of the revised CO2 standards for vans. The coalition notes that the current low uptake of zero-emissions vans can be explained by the current CO2 emission performance standards for vans which are not sufficiently ambitious to drive the market towards zero-emission vehicles.
14 January 2022
SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTIONS HALVE NOVEMBER AIR CARGO GROWTH
On 11 January, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air cargo markets showing slower growth in November 2021. Supply chain disruptions and capacity constraints appear to have impacted demand, despite economic conditions remaining favourable for the sector.
14 January 2022
TRAN COMMITTEE ADOPTS EUROVIGNETTE DEAL
Yesterday, MEPs from the Transport and Tourism (TRAN) Committee adopted the compromise on the reform of the Eurovignette Directive, with 30 votes in favour, 16 against and 3 abstentions. Several political groups such the EPP and the Greens/EFA introduced amendments to the text, but all were rejected.
07 January 2022
CLECAT Newsletter 2022/01
07 January 2022
EU EXTENDS CUSTOMS AND VAT WAIVER FOR IMPORTS OF COVID-19 MEDICAL AND PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
On 22 December 2021, the Commission extended for 23 EU Member States, at their request, the temporary waiver of customs duties and Value-Added Tax (VAT) on imports from non-EU countries of medical devices and protective equipment used in the fight against COVID-19.
07 January 2022
WCO DATA MODEL AVAILABLE ONLINE FREE OF CHARGE
In December 2021, the World Customs Organization (WCO) released the WCO Data Model version 3.11.0 on a new publication platform: the WCO DM app. The WCO DM package published in the DM app is available free of charge to all interested parties, including WCO Members, partner international organizations and private sector stakeholders.
07 January 2022
EC LAUNCHES PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON REVISED CO2 STANDARDS FOR TRUCKS
The European Commission opened on 20 December the public consultation on the revision of the CO2 standards for heavy-duty vehicles. As announced in the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy, the Commission will review this legislation and will set more ambitious emission-reduction targets for such vehicles.
07 January 2022
€88 MILLION SUPPORT TO COMPENSATE FOR DAMAGES SUFFERED BY DB CARGO DUE TO COVID-19
On 22 December 2021, the European Commission found a €88 million German support measure in favour of Deutsche Bahn AG to be in line with EU State aid rules. The measure, which will take the form of an equity injection, aims at compensating Deutsche Bahn for the damages suffered by its subsidiary DB Cargo due to the coronavirus outbreak between 16 March and 17 May 2020.
07 January 2022
PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON REVISION OF STATE AID GUIDELINES FOR RAILWAY COMPANIES
On 22 December 2021, the European Commission launched a public consultation on the proposed revision of the 2008 Guidelines on State aid for railway undertakings (the ‘Railway Guidelines'). Interested parties can respond to the consultation until 16 March 2022.