Enabling trade facilitation
Roundtable session B
Part of the “Governing Road Transport” hub at the World Congress, this roundtable raised awareness of national and regional initiatives to promote trade.
For centuries, the traditional approach to policy-making was to handle every regulatory issue as a national or regional matter. This approach is no longer relevant in a globalised world. Globalisation has brought its own series of new regulatory challenges which require governments to redefine regional or international cooperation. Road transport operators must understand regulatory developments and how they can support regulators’ work. They need to consider questions such as how should regulators provide good governance for transport operators? Can exchange of information between national and regional authorities enhance collaboration? And how can transport businesses help regulators react faster to changing market structures?