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Land - Freight

Since 2001, terrorist attacks have highlighted the need to integrate security in the Commission’s transport policy. In response to the request of the EU Heads of State (25 March 2004) and as an addition to legislation on air, maritime and port security, the European Commission issued an Communication and proposed a Regulation on enhancing supply chain security to the Council and Parliament in 2006 (27 February 2006).

Communication and Proposal on enhancing supply chain security

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A Commission staff working document SEC(2006)251 has been written as an annex to this Communication and Proposal for a Regulation

Impact assessment SEC(2006)251

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Press release

Policy process on surface freight transport security

Based on the reactions to the consultation paper - from May 2004 onwards – the European Commission:

  • Started to define the scope of its surface freight transport security policy
    Definition, concept and framework for intermodal security policy
  • Continued and increased co-operation with all interested parties and encouraged initiatives by these parties, i.e. asking them to develop concrete proposals for increasing the security performance of all parties in the intermodal supply chain.
  • Wrote an impact assessment (working document) covering i.e. the major results of the consultation process, a cost benefit analysis of policy options and advice on the most appropriate policy approach.
    Impact assessment SEC(2006)251
  • Drafted a Communication and proposal for a Regulation to enhance supply chain security, to be discussed in the Council and Parliament in 2006, issued on 27 February 2006
    Communication and Proposal on enhancing supply chain security
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  • Enabled further research on supply chain security issues, i.e. establishing a CEN expert group on supply chain security to identify a possible need for a European standard and the Counteract project and the Counteract project.