Updated ECMT Multilateral Quota User Guide published

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The updated 2014 ECMT Multilateral Quota User Guide has been jointly released by the International Road Transport Union (IRU) and the International Transport Forum at the OECD. The guide lists all documents required onboard a vehicle performing transport operations under an ECMT multilateral license.

Leipzig – The International Road Transport Union (IRU) and the International Transport Forum (ITF) have partnered again for the joint publication of the 2014 European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) Multilateral Quota User Guide.

This ECMT User Guide provides transport operators with the list of all documents required on board a vehicle when making transport operations under an ECMT multilateral license, as well as other key information on the correct use of ECMT licenses.

The new edition of the User Guide reflects the introduction of the EURO VI lorries into the system from 1 January 2014 and provides a set of mandatory certificates for the latest categories of vehicles operating under the ECMT Multilateral quota.

“The ECMT Multilateral Quota of road freight licenses established by Transport Ministers back in 1973 is a useful tool for facilitating efficient and environmentally sound road freight operations in Europe. It provides facilitated access to road transport markets of 43 European countries,” said ITF Secretary-General, Jose Viegas, commenting on the release. “I am convinced that this User Guide, which is also available online, will be highly appreciated by the officials of member country ministries, as well as by haulers.”

IRU Secretary General, Umberto de Pretto, added: “The ECMT Multilateral Quota System is the symbol of high quality in international road transport. This joint IRU-ITF publication will be a very useful guide.