On October 21, the talks between Wallonia, the EU and Canada failed.
Although internal border controls would expire in mid-November, Austria, Denmark, Sweden and Germany have stated that they want to remain the current border controls in place.
On 13 October, 2016, the European Commission started the third round of calls for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility, an EU transport funding program, thereby stimulating investment. The new calls would make 1.9 billion available for European transport projects.
According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), demand for global air freight increased in August due to a rise in German export orders.
Six months ago the kilometer charge for trucks in Belgium came into effect. According to the Federation of Belgian Transporters, Febetra, the measures still need to be improved.
Spanish Land Transport Director General Joaquin del Moral has stated that he would be willing to increase in the maximum weight of vehicles to 44 tons. Del Moral believes that increased capacity of the vehicles would enhance the competitiveness of Spanish transport.
On September 27, 2016, 191 aviation authorities met at the 39th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal, Canada, to conclude a global emission scheme for the aviation industry.