Tag Archives: Transport

Customs: New Security Data Electronic Declaration from 2011

From 1 January 2011, traders are obliged to make an electronic declaration to Customs with security data on goods before they leave or enter the European Union. The type of security data requested from the traders varies according to the means of transport and the reliability of traders involved in the operation (see Annex 30a of Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93). It can include, for example, a description of the goods, information on the consignor or exporter, the route of the goods, and any potential hazards. The time limits for submitting advance security data also vary according to the means of transport: from 24 hours in advance of loading for maritime cargo to 1 hour before arrival for road traffic or even less for certain air transport.

Communication on the Future of Transport

The European Commission presents the communication “A sustainable future for transport: Towards an integrated, technology-led and user friendly system”.

The communication summarizes the results of the reflection on the future of the EU transport system. More specifically, it:

  • refers to recent developments of the ETP and outstanding issues;
  • looks at the future, identifying trends in transport drivers and the likely challenges they could pose to society;
  • proposes some intermediate policy objectives, which could be pursued to address the emerging challenges in the transport sector; and
  • describes some available instruments and possible lines of intervention for achieving the stated objectives.