There are currently 13 cities in the Netherlands that have introduced environmental zones for heavy duty trucks in their city centres. These cities are Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam, Den Haag, Eindhoven, Breda, Den Bosch, Tilburg, Delft, Leiden, Rijswijk, Maastricht and Arnhem.
After successful efforts from IRU’s Tajik member, ABBAT, backed by IRU and the Ministry of Transport of Tajikistan, the Tajik Parliament ratified the e-CMR protocol.
Once Tajikistan officially notifies the United Nations Secretary-General of its decision, the country will become the first in Central Asia to adopt the digital consignment note, paving the way for others in the region to follow suit.
Alongside national benefits such as cost reductions and better data exchange, the switch to e-CMR is a clear sign of Tajikistan’s intentions to move towards entirely paperless transport operations.
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