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ESC statement at ‘Business and governments for smarter freight’

Rail Cargo

The ESC was one of the main stakeholders paneling at a side event on the third day of the International Transport Forum (ITF) Annual Summit in Leipzig, May 20, 2016. Topic of the exchange within the panel and with the audience was how to achieve collaboration between industry and government for a greener and smarter freight transport.


Concerns on the National Planning of the UCC

European Commission

At the beginning of this month members of the EU Trade Contact Group (TCG), including ESC, submitted a letter to the Directorate General for EU Taxation and Customs expressing concerns about the national planning of the Union Customs Code (UCC).


Safety Advisory Notice on Lithium Batteries

Air Cargo

U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a safety advisory notice on the air carriage of lithium ion cells and batteries, prohibiting the carriage of lithium ion cells and batteries as cargo on passenger aircraft.