Internationalisation of External Costs
This ProgTrans summary report on the economic impact of the internalisation of external costs on individual EU Member States’ economies and the European road haulage industry highlights that only two Member States would actually benefit from extra wealth and national income from the internalisation of external costs whereas most countries would end up paying more than they will receive. It also reveals that road charges, when including excessive external costs, can reach up to 436 billion Euros per year, yet without generating any effective action aimed at removing the externalities by earmarking the charges to effectively reduce road transport’s environmental impact.
Published on: 02/08/2010 - 11:23
Type of document: Reports & publications
Category: Trade facilitation and transit
Size: 29 pages