In May 2015, Ministers approved a Quality Charter for Road Haulage Operations under the ECMT Multilateral Quota System developed by the RTG. The Quality Charter establishes common qualification standards for companies, managers and drivers and entered into force on 1 January 2016. The aim of the initiative is to promote the highest quality transport in all ECMT countries, including on a social level, as a main pillar of the Multilateral Quota system and its further development. The work is supported by both the European Commission and the International Road Transport Union (IRU).
In approving the Charter, transport ministers of the European member countries of ITF in their statement committed “to engage their efforts towards having the provisions of the Charter applied to all international transport operations carried under the ECMT Multilateral Quota as of 1 January 2018.” Monitoring the implementation of the Quality Charter’s provisions by the member countries has bene a main focus of the RTG since then.
Quality Charter Amendments to Annexes 3 and 5
Statement from Ministers of European Member Countries on a Quality Charter for International Road Haulage Operations under the ECMT Multilateral Quota System
Member countries participating in the quota system:
Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and United Kingdom.
Considerable efforts made by the Member countries have been noted by the Ministers in their follow-up Statements, approving 41 Member countries as fully Charter compatible.