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PS004OSECR060512CongFETEIA

VIEWS: 9 PAGES: 23

									The Freight Forwarder: engine of Europe
                       European Union & Logistics experience




                       Clecat Secretariat
                           for the
           Feteia Conference – Sevilla, May 12th 2006
CONTENTS

   CLECAT: Your Voice in Brussels
    – Structure and operations
    – Clecat strength in numbers
   The role of freight forwarders in EU trade
    – Logistics in numbers
    – Policy of growth and jobs
    – Do not disturb the bees!!
   Law building in Brussels
    – Regulatory environment
    – The Customs
   Conclusions
      CLECAT ESSENTIALS

   FOUNDED IN 1958, now an INPA in Brussels
    – Clecat is a branded trademark
   30 members: NATIONAL FEDERATIONS
    – Freight Forwarders & Logistic service providers national
      federations and confederations
    – Customs Agents national federations
    – Full, associated, observer and related Members
   COMPANIES
    – Global players
    – SME and regional operators
    – Family businesses
   NUMBERS
    – Over 19.000 companies
    – Over 1 million direct FTE’s
    – Clecat covers almost entire EU & European continent
  CLECAT – what is it made of?


CLECAT own mission
      Informing Members of existing and upcoming
       legislation in the EU
      Being Forum for discussion among the
       Members, with the aim of
         – Adopting common European views in our sector
         – Defending common views at EU level
         – Promoting the sector vis-à-vis the EU institutions.
Within our sector:
  – Acting as Regional Committee of FIATA
               MEN AT WORK

   POLICY MAKING BODIES
    –   Institutes and Committees
    –   4 institutes: CITI, ETLI, MALI, SI
    –   4 committees: air, maritime, road and rail
    –   Ad hoc working groups: AEO, Port Services, AISWG, etc.
   The Board
    – President, Secretary General, Treasurer, chairpersons and
      two elected Members
    – Involvement and commitment, as established in a new
      policy statement
    – Represents all “souls” in our sector
   The Secretariat, a slim structure......
2005, more & more reports

   28 EU institutions high level meetings
   308 CIRCULARS
   15 APPROVED AGENDAS
   125 OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE
   3 PUBLIC INTERVIEWS to the Secretariat
   36 NEWSLETTERS & Chronicles
   18 POSITION PAPERS
   12 PRESS RELEASES
   97 OFFICIAL REPORTS
   4 VOTING RECOMMENDATIONS
   5 OFFICIAL SURVEYS
CONTENTS

   CLECAT: Your Voice in Brussels
    – Structure and operations
    – Clecat strength in numbers
   The role of freight forwarders in EU trade
    – Logistics in numbers
    – Policy of growth and jobs
    – Do not disturb the bees!!
   Law building in Brussels
    – Regulatory environment
    – The Customs
   Conclusions
       Who’s doing what?


   European Association for Forwarding, Transport, Logistic and
    Customs Services, this is what we do:
            "Freight Forwarding and Logistic Services means services of any
             kind relating to the carriage (performed by single mode or
             multimodal transport means), consolidation, storage, handling,
             packing or distribution of the goods as well as ancillary and advisory
             services in connection therewith, including but not limited to
             customs and fiscal matters, declaring the goods for official
             purposes, procuring insurance of the goods and collecting or
             procuring payment or documents relating to the goods. Freight
             Forwarding Services also include logistical services with modern
             information and communication technology in connection with the
             carriage, handling or storage of the goods, and de facto total supply
             chain management. These services can be tailored to meet the
             flexible application of the services provided.”
Managing the Supply Chain
   LOGISTICS as TRADE FACILITATOR for SME’s:
    – SME’s constitute main EU production and trade
    – SME’s employ more than 50% of the labour force in the EU
      (source: ECB)
    – 2001 Euro-Case study says SME’s use logistics services in
      30% of their activity, with these preferences:


Responsibility for supply chain   Shippers preferences
management
In-house logistics departments    36%
Third party logistics managers    13%
Freight forwarders                12%
Carriers                          23%
Combination                       16%
    CHEMICALS, for instance
   Chemicals SMEs are strongly involved in the
    process of internationalisation (source: DG
    ENTERPRISE)
   Export figures (not different from industry-wide totals)
    –   85% of chemical SMEs export,
    –   67% more than 20% of their output
    –   31% export more than 40%.
    –   58% of companies also export outside the EU.
   SMEs are involved in the globalisation of markets to the
    same extent as large chemical groups.
   Main problems & export-related complaints:
    – difficulty in finding suitable partners (31%),
    – logistics and transport costs (25%),
    – existence of trade barriers (20%)
The value of logistics


   Consultation with stakeholders on April 25th:
   Importance of Transport Logistics
    – Logistics costs = 10-15% of final product
      costs (transport, warehousing, inventory
      holding)
    – Global logistics industry = USD 6,7
      trillion/year or 13,8% of global GDP
    – European logistics expenditure = USD 1,2
      trillion/year or 13,3% of GDP
DG TREN’s TRENDS
What the world needs
now is .....logistics
   Our sector has a steady growth trend
    around 5% a year all over the EU
   2001 numbers have been steadily growing
    and the freight forwarders’ share has been
    increasing noticeably
   EU logistics is world leader (Consultation on
    logistics, April 25th 2006)

 Do not disturb the bees!!!!
    – Clecat Press Release.........
CONTENTS

   CLECAT: Your Voice in Brussels
    – Structure and operations
    – Clecat strength in numbers
   The role of freight forwarders in EU trade
    – Logistics in numbers
    – Policy of growth and jobs
    – Do not disturb the bees!!
   Law building in Brussels
    – Regulatory environment
    – The Customs
   Conclusions
LOBBYING EU INSTITUTIONS

   EU legislation in progress is Clecat
    core business
   Challenges in lobbying:
          When speaking as industry, EU-wide
           representation is paramount to be heard
          Direct access for national federations is more
           difficult in an enlarged 25MS-EU
          EU level repute need skilful approach and
           technical competence
   Clecat & co-decision system:
    – Commission, EU Parliament, Council and
      other high level institutions in Brussels
     The co-decision procedure
   European Commission
         proposal
                            EP Committee: - Rapporteur appointed
    European Parliament                   - Voting
       First Reading
Commission may issue an     Voting in Plenary Session
amended proposal
          Council           Preparation in Working Parties
       First Reading
    European Parliament     Proposal adopted, procedure ends
      Second Reading
                            Common position amended: back to Council
         Council            EP amendments adopted: procedure ends
      Second Reading
                            EP amendments rejected: conciliation

   Conciliation Committee   Council and Parliament adopt joint text: procedure ends
     drafts a joint text
                            Council and-or Parliament reject joint text: procedure ends
                       THE MENU
       GO, GO, GONE........
    –     Enlargement + 10
    –     Port Services and Port Security
    –     Rail liberalisation and quality
    –     White Paper, decoupling and modal shift
    –     Eurovignette
       ONGOING NOW
    –     White Paper 2010
          –   measuring the impact half way, changing direction?
          –   Infrastructure charging, transparency and non- discrimination
    –     Supply Chain Security Regulation
    –     Aviation Security - SAGAS
    –     Modernisation of Customs Code & e-customs
    –     Consultation on Logistics
             Is intermodality the right answer to mobility problems?
             Contractual provisions and intermodal liability
Customs reform & us
   Legal framework: revision of the CC in two
    stages
    – « security amendment » to the CC
          Regulation adopted
          Preliminary draft implementing rules on the table
    – « modernisation » of the CC
          Adoption Commission proposal very soon
          Implementing rules being discussed
   Operational and technical framework:
    – eCustoms Multi-annual strategic plan
          Adoption Council Decision is imminent
   PAN-EU REPRESENTATIVES ACCREDITAITON
    Summary of activities


   CLECAT published a summary report:
    – Activity Report December 2005 - April 2006
SPEAKING UP OUR IDEAS
   POSITION PAPERS
    – Review of the White Paper, Clecat Position
   VOTING RECOMMENDATIONS
    – Eurovignette, Voting Recommendation
   FREIGHT FORWARDING AND THE
    CUSTOMS SERVICE INDUSTRY FOCUS
    – Accreditation of Customs Representatives
   THE PRESS
    – something in the air?
CONTENTS

   CLECAT: Your Voice in Brussels
    – Structure and operations
    – Clecat strength in numbers
   The role of freight forwarders in EU trade
    – Logistics in numbers
    – Policy of growth and jobs
    – Do not disturb the bees!!
   Law building in Brussels
    – Regulatory environment
    – The Customs
   Conclusions
FREIGHT FORWARDERS &
LOGISTICS matter in the
international trade
   Key elements of better trade in future:
      sustainable growth
         greater use of intelligent transport solutions
      service to trade
         Trade Facilitation & Customs services
   FREIGHT FORWARDERS ARE
      Natural multimodal logistics integrators
      Natural trade facilitators and Customs advisors
   FREIGHT FORWARDERS NEED
      Trade-friendly regulatory environment
   CLECAT
      represents the full range of logistics, has both voice &
       audience
      ensures friendly environment for our business
      FF have a key role to play in contributing to a
       flexible and sustainable EU transport policy in the
       coming years
Thank you!

								
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