Road transport stakeholders, politicians and EU decision makers met recently to discuss Brexit impact and the consequences it will have on European road transport.
Discussions focussed on two issues – main fears and concerns of the road transport industry, and possible scenarios and solutions. Organised by IRU’s Polish member, the Association of International Road Transport Carriers in Poland (ZMPD), under the patronage of the Polish Minister of Infrastructure, Andrzej Adamczyk, and with active participation from IRU, the conference sought to raise awareness among politicians and decision makers, as well as present to negotiators the road transport industry’s expectations and pragmatic solutions.
The conference brought together representatives from the Polish and European Parliaments, colleagues from road transport associations: FNTR, UNTRR, RHA, FTA, TLN, officials from the British Embassy in Poland, London: Transport Department, Department for Exiting EU and HM Revenue and Customs.
With Brexit inadvertently uniting the European transport industry, participants applauded the conference as an effective and necessary platform for discussion. They further agreed from a wider perspective that business must go on and the importance of all stakeholders in putting aside current disagreements to work on concrete solutions.