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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in pursuit of acquired rights…
International Transporters’ Association of Turkey (UND)
limiting vehicles carrying exports
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limiting exported goods
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restricting foreign trade
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”…
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...
Taking account that a truck can be loaded with minimum 20 tonnes of goods:
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
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…
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..
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
to EU by European companies located in Turkey.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS CONTACTED BY UND IN TURKEY:
“…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…
ACTIONS SO FAR:
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….
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 modesTRANSPORT QUOTAS DAMAGE THE EU’S OWN COMPETITIVENESS
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
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 !