|About the Multilateral Quota
|Ever since it was set up in 1953, the European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) has
always sought to facilitate international inland transport and integrate the markets concerned.
Its multilateral quota of transport licences, introduced on 1 January 1974, was seen by the Council of Ministers as practical step towards the gradual liberalisation of road freight transport which could only be achieved in conjunction with joined efforts of member States towards the harmonization of the terms of competition both between road hauliers from different countries and between modes of transport.
By introducing standards regarding noise and exhaust emissions for the "green" lorry and even stricter emission standards as well as safety requirements for the "greener and safe" lorry and successively, for the "EURO III safe", "EURO IV safe" and "EURO V safe" lorry, the multilateral quota also promotes the use of environment friendly and safe vehicles and thus contributes to ensuring sustainable mobility.
Member countries participating in the quota system
Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, FYROM, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and United Kingdom.