Written by Maria Niestadt (2nd edition, updated on 16.4.2019),
The movement of goods in the European Union has increased by almost 25 % over the last 20 years, and this growth is projected to continue. A large amount of information accompanies this movement, exchanged mostly in paper format. Yet the digitalisation of information exchange could make the transport of goods much more efficient and reliable, and yield significant savings.
As one way to speed up the digitalisation of freight transport, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a regulation on electronic freight transport information on 17 May 2018. The aim of this regulation is to provide for a fully digital and harmonised environment for information exchanges between transport operators and authorities. The legislative proposal is part of the Commission’s third ‘Europe on the Move’ package, which is designed to complete its agenda for the modernisation of mobility. The European Parliament adopted its position on the proposal on 12 March 2019. However, interinstitutional negotiations cannot begin until the Council reaches a common position on the file.
- April 2019: ‘Electronic freight transport information‘ (2nd edition)
|Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on electronic freight transport information|
|Committee responsible:||Transport and Tourism (TRAN)||COM(2018) 279
|Rapporteur:||Claudia Schmidt (EPP, Austria)||2018/0140 (COD)|
|Shadow rapporteurs:||Isabella De Monte (S&D, Italy)
Kosma Złotowski (ECR, Poland)
Izaskun Bilbao Barandica (ALDE, Spain)
Jakop Dalunde (Greens/EFA, Sweden)
Merja Kyllönen (GUE/NGL, Finland)
|Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)|
|Next steps expected:||Trilogue|