Fabian Demicoli

EU Commission Publishes The 2012 Version Of The Combined Nomenclature

The Transport and Tourism Committee of the European Parliament adopted its Report on a "Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area – Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system." EuroCommerce welcomes the outcome of this vote, seen as a further step towards facilitating freight transport for commerce in Europe.

 

The specific needs of the commerce sector have been taken into consideration today. The challenge now is to ensure that these measures are accurately and efficiently implemented if we want to achieve a real internal market for transport as well as meet the environmental challenges. EuroCommerce welcomes measures aimed at reducing red tape and the negative consequences of freight transport such as excessive traffic and bottlenecks.

On urban mobility, commerce supports all the proposed measures aimed at setting up an efficient and sustainable urban transport system. Mr. Verschueren added, "an integrated transport system based on resource efficiency is a good way to ensure a better internal market for transport, facilitate the free-flow of goods in Europe and at the same time reduce carbon emissions." This implies a policy which takes into consideration the various modes of transport, while recognising that to date there is no real alternative to road transport for the "last mile".

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