Easier EEC removals?
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MEASURES to simplify the paperwork involved in removals between Common Market member states have been suggested by the EEC Commission.
It claims that the present system whereby specially equipped firms can undertake removals outside the quota system providing they obtain authorisations from the countries involved is slowed down by the necessity to obtain separate authorisations for each country to be travelled through.
More efficient organisation of removals could be achieved by the introduction of a "multilateral authorisation" which once obtained would allow the holder to pass throughout the Common Market countries.
This, it argues, would not affect the "legitimate interests of other modes of travel as removals by road between the member states are not in competition with other sectors."
It would, however, increase the productivity of the undertakings concerned.
If the Community transport ministers agree to the amendment, national authorities would be given until January 1984 to comply with the new regulation.