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QUOTA-FREE EUROPE ACTION PLAN. in pursuit of acquired rights… International Transporters’ Association of Turkey (UND). TURKISH INTERNATIONAL ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT SECTOR. Reliable and modern fleet of 20.000 tractor-trucks transporting to Europe

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Quota free europe action plan

QUOTA-FREE EUROPEACTION PLAN

in pursuit of acquired rights…

International Transporters’ Association of Turkey (UND)


TURKISH INTERNATIONAL ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT SECTOR

  • Reliable and modern fleet of 20.000 tractor-trucks transporting to Europe

  • Almost whole fleet is composed of environment-friendly trucks of engines EUR 3 and over


TURKISH INTERNATIONAL ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT SECTOR

  • 43 % of Turkish exports is carried by Turkish road transporters


HARMONIZATION TO THE EU ACQUI

  • Transport sector leads the sector in harmonization and readiness to the EU

  • Harmonization to the EU = 80 %

  • Transport Master Plan ≈ EU White Paper on Transport


“Assistance to Turkish Road Transport Sector: Gap Analysis” Project

  • Turkish Turkish road transport legislation and the EU legislation were scanned and were compared to each other

  • An Action Plan aimed at full harmonization was submitted to the Ministry of Transport

  • “Assistance to Turkish Road Transport Sector” projectwas officially launched on May 2006

  • Project budget: EUR 5.5 million

  • 14 different institutions and bodies involved


ENLARGED EU Analysis” Project

  • 27 Member States

  • A population of nearly 500 million

  • a single and barrier-free market

  • Share of the enlarged EU in world trade of goods is 20 %

  • 30% of global FDI flows into the EU

  • 70 % of foreign direct investment in Turkey is of EU origin


Problems of turkish transporters
PROBLEMS OF TURKISH TRANSPORTERS Analysis” Project

  • Enlarged EU ► unfair competition

  • Social dumping

  • Transport permit quotas

  • Visa procedures


Problems of turkish hauliers
PROBLEMS OF TURKISH HAULIERS Analysis” Project

  • In 2002-2007 period, Turkish exports ► increased by %180

  • Exports to EU increased by 200%

  • EU countries applying quota increased quotas only ► by 46 % !

    limiting vehicles carrying exports

    ↓ ↓ ↓

    limiting exported goods

    ↓ ↓ ↓

    restricting foreign trade


Problems of turkish hauliers1
PROBLEMS OF TURKISH HAULIERS Analysis” Project

Let’s assume an EU Member State imposes a quota of 10.000 for bilateral transport operations from Turkey:

►A truck has an average capacity of 95 cbms (in volume) and 20 tonnes (in weight)

►The exact meaning of the quota: “Permission for the entry of goods up to 950.000 cbms and 200.000 tonnes”…


Problems of turkish hauliers2
PROBLEMS OF TURKISH HAULIERS Analysis” Project

Each quota imposed on Turkish transport is indeed an indirect quota (a measure having equivalent effect) against Turkish industrial goods!

► Each quota and visa imposed by the EU on Turkish transport sector increases transport costs, disturbs the goods traffic and all these are reflected directly on producers and exporters...



Insufficiency of eu s transport quotas1
INSUFFICIENCY OF EU’S TRANSPORT QUOTAS Analysis” Project

Taking account that a truck can be loaded with minimum 20 tonnes of goods:

  • France allows entry of 27.000 x 20 = 540.000 tonnes of goods by road.

  • Austria allows 18.000 x 20 = 360.000 tonnes of goods inside;

  • Spain allows 4050 x 20 = 81.000 tonnes of goods. On May 2007 the Spanish quota of 3700 permits was exhausted, the Spanish side only provided 350 additional permits, considering that as the quota for 2008. It means that Spain does not allow more than 81.000 tonnes of goods into her territory by road.


INSUFFICIENCY OF EU’S TRANSPORT QUOTAS : Analysis” Project

ITALIAN CASE

  • The transit permit quota allocated by the Italian Ministry of Transport to Turkish transporters for operations to “Switzerland, France, Spain, France and Portugal” is limited to 6.000.

  • The 6.000 permits allows only 6000 trips for Turkish trucks that want to transit Italy to arrive at France, Spain or Portugal.


Route subject to quota + 1000kms Analysis” Project

Quota-free route


Problem of transport quotas
PROBLEM OF TRANSPORT QUOTAS Analysis” Project

The limitation of the EU permit quotas does not only penalise the bilateral transport with the EU,

but even worse,

creates unnecessary contribution to the global warming resulting from the longer,  less efficient routes and waiting times at the borders.

additional kilometers to bypass quota requirement → extra fuel consumption → harm to environment


Problem of transport quotas1
PROBLEM OF Analysis” ProjectTRANSPORT QUOTAS

  • UND and the Turkish fleet operators are well aware of the tireless efforts deployed by the EU Commission and the EU bodies to promote intermodal transport and more recently the co modality.

  • This is why, under the leadership of the UND, we have developed in the relations from Turkey to Europe, respectively to Austria and Italy, since more than 20 years the most important rail-road and ro-ro services.


Problem of transport quotas2
PROBLEM OF Analysis” ProjectTRANSPORT QUOTAS

However, despite the successful development and the resulting overcosts of this co modality technique, the Turkish fleet operators, due to the development of EU Turkish trade, still do not have enough European authorisations to access to the European market…


Problem of transport quotas3
PROBLEM OF Analysis” ProjectTRANSPORT QUOTAS

  • The limitation of the EU authorisations does not only penalise the bilateral transport with the EU, but even worse, creates unnecessary contribution to the global warming resulting from the longer,  less efficient routes and waiting times at the borders.


Quota free europe action plan1
QUOTA-FREE EUROPE Analysis” ProjectACTION PLAN

  • Launched by UND in 2008

  • Aims to inform the EU (companies and authorities) that quotas are incompatible with globalisation….

    Road Transport Quotas

    damage the EU’s own competitiveness :

    There are nearly 15.000 foreign capital companies in Turkey, 60 % of which is of EU-origin..


Quota free europe action plan2
QUOTA-FREE EUROPE Analysis” ProjectACTION PLAN

Road Transport Quotas :

damage the EU’s own competitiveness:

76 % of all foreign direct investment in Turkey is of EU-origin…

In 2008, a total of 2.1 billion USD of merchandise was exported from Turkey

BY ROAD

to EU by European companies located in Turkey.


QUOTA-FREE EUROPE Analysis” ProjectACTION PLAN

PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS CONTACTED BY UND IN TURKEY:

  • TURKISH EXPORTERS’ ASSEMBLY (TIM)

  • TURKISH UNION OF CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE (TOBB)

  • TURKISH UNION OF AGRICULTURAL CHAMBERS (TZOB)

  • TURKISH CONFEDERATION OF EMPLOYERS’ UNIONS (TISK)

  • TURKISH CONFEDERATION OF WORKERS’ UNIONS (TURK-IS)

  • HAK-İŞ CONFEDERATION

  • ANKARA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

  • ISTANBUL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

  • ISTANBUL CHAMBER OF INDUSTRY

  • UNIONS OF ISTANBUL TEXTILE AND APPAREL EXPORTERS (ITKIB)

  • ECONOMICAL DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION (IKV)

  • FOREIGN ECONOMIC RELATIONS BOARD (DEIK)

  • TURKISH INDUSTRIALISTS’ AND BUSINESSMEN ASSOCIATION (TUSIAD)

  • FOREGN INVESTORS’ ASSOCIATION (YASED)


Transport quotas impede the eu economy a joint recognition of the problem
TRANSPORT QUOTAS IMPEDE THE EU ECONOMY – a joint recognition of the problem

“…23. JCC invites all relevant parties to work towards eliminating the technical restrictions imposed upon the Turkish road transport sector regarding the use of transport permit quotas, respecting the social and environmental EU standards.”

A joint resolution by EU-Turkey Joint Consultative Committee…


2008 action plan for quota free europe
2008 ACTION PLAN recognition of the problemFOR QUOTA-FREE EUROPE

ACTIONS SO FAR:

  • 20 delegation visits were paid to national professional organisations such as DEİK, TÜSİAD,İKV,TİM and YASED.

  • 8 government institutions were visited and briefed.

  • 12 national-scale meetings were organized

  • Participation to 11 meetings with relevance.

  • 3 special panel discussions were organized

  • 4 big-scale press conferences


2008 action plan for quota free europe1
2008 ACTION PLAN recognition of the problemFOR QUOTA-FREE EUROPE

ACTIONS SO FAR:

Representatives from 13 EU missions were briefed.

36 members of Turkey-EU JCC briefed

25 members of Turkey-EU Joint Parliamentary Committee briefed

7 countries and 10 EU members were briefed in Geneva on occasion of WTO Doha Round Talks….


Transport quotas damage the eu s own competitiveness

EUROPEAN SHIPPERS COUNCIL SAYS: recognition of the problem

Road Transport is most reliable…

Enforced modal shift policy is bound to fail – too expensive for Europe!

Shippers prefer to pay more rather than to risk delay in delivery of goods

Uneconomic for most road freight to switch to alternative modes

TRANSPORT QUOTAS DAMAGE THE EU’S OWN COMPETITIVENESS


Transport quotas damage the eu s own competitiveness1

THE WORLD BANK SAYS recognition of the problem:

Delivery of goods, causes a 1% shrinking in trade…

10 % increase in transport costs, causes 20 % diminish in trade…

TRANSPORT QUOTAS DAMAGE THE EU’S OWN COMPETITIVENESS


Imposing recognition of the problemEU Road Transport Quotas:

EU, Not Only Damages Trade Between EU and Turkey But Also

Restricts EU’s Own Competitiveness and Prosperity !

JOIN US IN OUR QUEST FOR ACQUIRED FIGHTS

ON BEHALF OF ALL ECONOMIC

OPERATORS IN EUROPE !


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