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EU promotes digitalisation of freight transport information – Coreper confirms agreement with Parliament

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Publication date 18.12.2019 14.11
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The EU is a taking a major step forward in the digitalisation of transport by making it easier for businesses to provide information to authorities in digital form. On 19 December, member states’ ambassadors meeting in the Council’s Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) approved the proposal creating a uniform legal framework for the use of electronic freight transport information in all modes of transport. A provisional agreement was reached between the presidency and the European Parliament on 26 November.

The new rules will require all relevant public authorities to accept information made available electronically on certified platforms whenever companies choose to use such a format to provide information as proof of compliance with legislative requirements. However, companies will still be able to present the information in paper format if they prefer.